Dan Quinn was born in St. Paul, Alberta, Canada, and grew up on a farm. His entire school had 350 students, K-12. It sucked in the early years, but as he got older he found it easy to pick on the little kids. After graduation, like Superman he moved to the metropolis to study. There the big city took hold of the small town boy and he discovered stand-up comedy.
In the first year he won the funniest new comic in Edmonton. Soon thereafter he moved to Vancouver and was sucked in by the laid-back West Coast style. In 1999 he was invited to do the Canadian competition at the Just For Laughs Comedy festival in Montreal. He won first place and got his first break into Hollywood.
Since then Dan has been seen in his own one-hour Comedy Now! TV special that aired on CTV and The Comedy Network. Dan Quinn is a natural storyteller; with tales taken from his life he has become an international headliner. He is founder and member of the hugely popular Snowed In Comedy Tour.
He still currently lives in Vancouver, and regularly tours Canada, the US, and the UK. His comedy is honest, personal, edgy, relatable and always funny. He was chosen Best of Fest at the Moncton and Vancouver Comedy Festivals. He has been seen on CBC, CTV, and the Comedy Network, and heard on XM Radio.
He is fast becoming a must-see comedian and has developed a cult following in Vancouver... a small cult, but still a cult.
"(Dan) whipped the audience into a frenzy of laughter" - Globe and Mail
Funnier than Gretzky is a weekly podcast featuring two of the funniest hockey gurus on the planet, Damonde Tschritter and Dan Quinn. Damonde and Dan invite guests each week to talk their take on the greatest hockey stories, players, events, teams and games in the history of our great sport. Guests include fellow comedians, hockey players, sports radio personalities, etc Past visitors to FTG podcasts have included Blake Price (TEAM 1040), Jyrki Lumme (member of the 1994 Vancouver Canucks Stanley Cup final team) musicians Craig Northey (Odds) and Kyprios and comedian Brent Butt.
Funnier than Gretzky is also available for your special event, theatre production, etc Damonde and Dan will be joined by special guests from the world of hockey, music and comedy to exchange their hockey stories. The live Funnier than Gretzky Show is always followed by a comedy show featuring some of Vancouver's finest comedians.