Colin Quinn: Small Talk
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Colin Quinn: Small Talk
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Colin Quinn: Small Talk NYC Reviews and Tickets

75%
(44 Ratings)
Positive
77%
Mixed
23%
Negative
0%
Members say
Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Relevant, Disappointing

About the Show

Comedian Colin Quinn's solo show about how to be the best communicator in a room.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (44)

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743 Reviews | 421 Followers
88
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Refreshing

See it if A very funny evening with belly laughing humor.

Don't see it if Skip this show if you prefer a serious drama.

1205 Reviews | 486 Followers
87
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Hilarious, Clever, Entertaining

See it if If you like observational humor. Some off the cuff remarks missed but almost all of the scripted stuff landed perfectly. No offensive stuff.

Don't see it if You don’t like Quinn’s sense of humor. By now you should know his style, nothing here will surprise you. Fun stuff-not exactly cutting edge.

217 Reviews | 29 Followers
85
Entertaining, Relevant, Funny

See it if You like stand up comedy. Funny from the get go.

Don't see it if Not into comedy about the perils of social media. Read more

55 Reviews | 2 Followers
83
Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if You like comedy, particularly Colin Quinn

Don't see it if You don't like stand up or one man shows

502 Reviews | 67 Followers
80
Entertaining, Clever, Short, Relevant, Funny

See it if you want a funny show with a few laugh out loud moments. Pretty much standard Quinn - not his best, not his worst.

Don't see it if you don't like Colin Quinn or you don't like comedians in general Read more

218 Reviews | 60 Followers
78
Relevant, Standup comedy not a show, Too short at 70 minutes, Insightful, Hilarious

See it if Seventy minute standup routine about how much the internet has changed our behavior and society. Have we reached the decadent end ?

Don't see it if Expecting anything more than a standup routine. He speaks quickly, so many topics are covered, but it ended abruptly and too soon. Read more

107 Reviews | 8 Followers
77
Relevant commentary, Small talk, Quirky, Funny, Clever

See it if You're seeking a funny commentary regarding current events.

Don't see it if You don't like one-man shows and need to listen carefully to catch the nuances.

64 Reviews | 24 Followers
76
Indulgent, Hilarious, Fluffy, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if I was,a giant fan of his comedy and wanted to see it. There are some funny moments glad,I saw it but it was,very simple.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of his work. It's funny but not his best work. See it if you appreciate Colin. I am glad I saw,it but I wish it dug deeper

Critic Reviews (11)

The New York Times
January 24th, 2023

“It’s a reminder that while Quinn favored sweeping ambitious subjects, his real gift, and greatest comic subject, is the comedy of language: clichés, slogans, slang.”
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New York Theatre Guide
January 24th, 2023

“Quinn’s a smart guy. Between his intelligence and gruff, everyguy delivery, the fast-moving evening goes down easy. It’s so all over the place, however, that it lands with no real impact and fails to build. The show lives up to its title.”
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Theatermania
January 23rd, 2023

“Under the direction of James Fauvell, ‘Small Talk’ isn't as focused as Quinn's previous shows, and he seems to stumble over some of the material...Seeing a Colin Quinn show is like visiting a guilty-pleasure fast-food joint: You know what you're going to get, and there's comfort in that.”
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Talkin' Broadway
January 23rd, 2023

“Quinn is nothing if not authentically himself. His act is his act, no matter where it plays out, and it tends to bring out fewer guffaws and more smiles, chuckles, and short bursts of laughter...’Colin Quinn: Small Talk’ lives up to the promise of its title.”
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New York Stage Review
January 23rd, 2023

“Quinn delivers his material in such a breathless, fast-paced style that you wish he would slow down a bit so you could better absorb the jokes. He’s the rare comedian who doesn’t quite let his material breathe enough...If you miss one joke, you’ll catch the next one arriving just a few seconds later.”
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New York Stage Review
January 24th, 2023

“He goes way beyond small talk in the show. But if you listen closely, you’ll realize: Quinn is giving theatergoers loads of topics to use in their own conversations. He’s not only a good small talker but a generous one as well.”
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TheaterScene.net
January 24th, 2023

"Small Talk," like its title suggests, is less unified than Quinn’s earlier shows. He also uses its format to wander from topic to topic, seemingly randomly without much structure. It allows him to focus on his pet peeves which seem to be the real topic of the show. While some of his earlier shows were big on humor, this one is more interested in provoking thoughts than laughs.
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Stage Buddy
February 5th, 2023

“The audience was filled with staunch fans and the material feels familiar but it’s like hanging out with a smart, crotchety friend at the bar for a while.You know what he’ll say but you still can’t wait to hear it.”
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