Colin Moriarty, nicknamed The Pride of Long Island, is an American gaming personality and YouTuber who is best known as a former editor on IGN as well as the co-host and founder of Kinda Funny.
Moriarty also hosted the Playstation podcast PS I Love You XOXO with Greg Miller.
He was born on October 14, 1984, in the USA.
Moriarty attended Northeastern University and graduated with a B.A. in American History.
Shortly after, he began freelancing for IGN. Interestingly, he was offered the position at IGN without ever having to apply.
During an interview, he explained:
”In the ’90s when I was in high school, I wrote for some fan sites, which isn’t really a thing anymore. Then I wrote for GameFAQs starting in tenth grade.”
Colin went on to say:
”I would write FAQs for older NES games in my free time, then in 2002 when I was 17 and about to start college, IGN reached out to me and asked me to write strategy guides for them.”
On January 5, 2015, Colin and other IGN producers and editors (Nick Scarpino, Greg Miller, and Tim Gettys) left IGN to found Kinda Funny, an online entertainment company that produces podcasts and videos on comics, television, film, and video game culture.
Kinda Funny was funded mainly through crowdfunding on Patreon and viewer support.
On March 30, 2016, the company formed a partnership with Rooster Teeth by joining the LetsPlay Network. Rooster Teeth Productions is an American entertainment and media company that was founded in 2003 by Joel Heyman, Gus Sorola, Jason Saldaña, Geoff Ramsey, Matt Hullum, and Burnie Burns. Rooster Teeth has its headquarters in Austin, Texas and is owned by a division of Otter Media.
At the end of 2016, Kinda Funny had a decked out San Francisco studio where they recorded all their videos, a full-time employee, and two Patreon pages with more than 16,000 patrons.
During an interview, Greg Miller said:
“2016 was an insane year for us. We moved from a spare bedroom to a real studio, launched an animated series, and sold out a 1,000-seat venue for Kinda Funny Live 2.”
”All of this is thanks to the overwhelming and unending support we receive on Patreon.”
Miller later added:
”We’re a 2-year-old business that could never achieve the dreams if we didn’t have an army of Best Friends supporting us each and every day.”
On March 13, 2017, following a difference in creative vision with the rest of the company co-founders, Colin announced his resignation from ”Kinda Funny.”
During the Kinda Funny Morning Show that day, Miller gave more details:
“We’re super sad. We had a long conversation today. The long and short of it is, we’ve been moving in two directions for a long time.”
He also went on to say:
”There’s no hurt feelings; we’re not mad at him, he’s not mad at us. We’re just going in two completely opposite directions in terms of what we want to do and that’s OK.”
“The tweet and the whole exchange last week, while upsetting, obviously, is not because of that. That is a symptom, if not the most public expression, that there was something happening in terms of us growing apart.”
“It’s with a heavy heart and great sadness that I announce my resignation from Kinda Funny, effective immediately.”
Colin later added:
”Opportunities are already popping up for me, bringing me in a new, different, and exciting direction. Obviously, you haven’t seen or heard the last of me. Far from it.”
Moriarty went on to create his own series of podcasts under the brand name – ”Colin’s Last Stand.”
On March 18, 2017, he created the YouTube channel – Colin’s Last Stand. The channel has more than 81,000 subscribers. This channel is dedicated to furthering the discussion surrounding history and politics.
The most popular video is titled – ”Introducing Colin’s Last Stand.” The video was published on March 20, 2017, and it has over 220,000 views.
Currently, the channel is abandoned. He defers most decisions to his Patreon supporters. Colin took a vote on whether he should continue the political content and the vote was overwhelming (more than 90 percent) for him to return to video games.
On November 11, 2017, he created another YouTube channel, called – ”Colin’s Last Stand: Side Quest.” The channel has over 71,000 subscribers. It is a channel dedicated to video games.
The most popular video is titled – ”The IGN Plagiarism Fiasco — CLS Side Quest.” The video was published on August 13, 2018, and it has more than 100,000 views.
”I’m over here calling people illiterate and I can barely write a sentence properly.”
”When you make a list of what you need to get for that Bloodstained Platinum Trophy, and suddenly realize that you’re missing literally everything.”
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”People talk shit about me every day, and people will e-mail me or tweet me saying “did you see this”, but you know, I can’t help that I live in people’s minds. It’s just a matter of what I do with that, and I don’t want to feed into that.”
”My Wikipedia page “has multiple issues.” Sounds a lot like my life. Pretty accurate!”
He and Greg Miller have been known to stream gameplay weekly through Twitch.
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On October 31, 2017, Colin participated on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast.
He is a loyal supporter of the American Republican Party, New York Islanders, and the New York Jets.
Colin Moriarty – Net Worth
Moriarty earned most of his wealth from working at IGN and co-founding a company called Kinda Funny. Since he left Kinda Funny, he made his own show and has over 5147 patrons on Patreon. However, you can’t see how much he earns on Patreon anymore.
When he was asked about the reason, Colin wrote on Reddit:
”I’ve been thinking about doing it for a while, but after seeing Philip DeFranco, Sam Harris, and KF do it, I decided I should, too.”
Moriarty also wrote:
”The reason? It’s simple. I’m sick of seeing it and worrying about its ups and downs. Since I’m not logged-in to Patreon on any other device apart from my laptop, now I can avoid it.”
In addition, he sells t-shirts on shop.studio71us.com/collections/colins-last-stand. Therefore, Colin Moriarty has an estimated net worth of $1.25 million.
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