Quinn Dahle, from Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, The Tonight Show and his own newly minted Showtime Special.
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Quinn Dahle grew up in Minnesota, finished high school in Colorado, and went to college in Arizona. He stepped on stage for the first time while attending Arizona State University and left soon after for the bright lights of Los Angeles.
People in and out of the comedy business consider Dahle to be a smart, clean, and witty stand up comic with impeccable timing. Young Mr. Dahle is already working in clubs, colleges, and on corporate events. Dahle has worked with such names as Robin Williams, Drew Carey, Dana Carvey, Norm MacDonald, Jon Lovitz, Bill Maher, Frank Caliendo, David Alan Grier, John Witherspoon, Tommy Chong, John Pinette, and Harland Williams.
According to Dahle, “People told me I should do stand up since I was a kid.” It just happens that this talented young man comes from a show business family. Mr. Dahle Sr. played in the band Copperheadand had an album out in the early 1970s. Mr. Dahle Jr. decided he would rather write jokes than songs.
Never afraid to jump in feet first, Dahle looks out for his fellow comics and actually saved another comic's life one time while on the road. “I was opening for a fat guy at a casino in Nevada early in my career. He was about 30 minutes into his act when he started choking on some rock salt from a shot of tequila. The room was packed with about 500 people and they thought it was a joke at first. Then he came backstage pointing to his throat. No one else knew the Heimlich maneuver so I gave it a try. I could barely get my arms around him because he was so overweight but it did come up eventually. He told me I saved his life but I just did what any hero would do.”
The future is bright for Mr. Dahle and he aims to have industry people know his name. Projects in the works include touring his stand up act, constantly writing new material, and breaking into television and movies.