How did Colin Quinn react when he came face to face with the butt of many of his SNL jokes?
Never did comedian Colin Quinn think that he would be face to face with the butt of many of his jokes, Monica Lewinsky. The former "Saturday Night Live" alum from 1996 to 2000 would often appear on the popular segment "Weekend Update." And it was imp...
"Monica Lewinsky came on the show, did a guest spot on the show," he remembers. He referred to an appearance Lewinsky made on May 8, 1999. Quinn remembers exactly how he felt when she made eye contact with him, "She looked at me and she was so hurt and I was like 'oof, look what I do for a living. I was disgusted with, I felt so bad.'" He continued, "she didn't say a word. We were just passing each other in the hall and I was like ugh, I felt dirty."
And it was only a little over a year from when the Lewinsky scandal broke to the public. It had become easy material to riff on for "Saturday Night Live." Almost harkening on the current scandals that the show is riffing on today.
Watch the video above to learn why Quinn thinks being on "Saturday Night Live" brings out "a side of you" that doesn't care about people's feelings. And check out the full episode to hear him give his argument for why social media is ruining everything.
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