Already closed | 1h 15m | West Village

Red State Blue State

From 143 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Relevant, Intelligent

About the show

SNL alum Colin Quinn lays bare the absurdities, hypocrisies, and calamities on both sides of the political divide in this new solo comedy. More…

This is no witch hunt: Colin is here to own the libs, the conservs, and everyone in between.

1h 15m | Already closed | Minetta Lane Theatre (West Village)

Member Reviews (143)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Relevant, Intelligent
77
Avg Score

91
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Funny, Clever

See it if Very funny and insightful. Amusing lines and insights from the show will come back to you later.

Don't see it if you don't want to think about politics, if you don't like Colin Quinn or one person comedy shows.

Also I went to see Colin Quinn workshopping this show over two years ago an... Read more Read less

70
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Resonant

See it if you enjoy cerebral comedy.

Don't see it if MAGA is your life mantra.

Also Over the years, I have seen several of Quinn's one man show. In partic... Read more Read less

78
Funny, Disappointing, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you like one person shows, or comedians or Quinn himself. You should be interested in politics and probably liberal although not necessarily

Don't see it if you don't think Quinn is funny or if you don't like one person shows. The show is very political and also quite similar to his Netflix stuff

84
Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You like 1 man comedy about politics It’s quick witted and clever

Don't see it if You want a fancy set and big production

79
Relevant, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy political comedy

Don't see it if political issues are a trigger for you

Also If you're seated in the balcony, don't expect him to acknowledge your ... Read more Read less

80
Funny, Entertaining

See it if You want a funny and enjoyable talk on today's politics.

Don't see it if You're looking for ground that hasn't already been well-covered by comics recently.

70
Entertaining, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if Colin Quinn has an an engaging persona but the show doesn't say much

Don't see it if you don't like one-person shows this one won't change your mind

79
Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if you like stand-up comedy. Colin is funny but he doesn't really shed any new light on the red state/blue state divide.

Don't see it if you're expecting the well-researched piece like his former play, A New York Story. By comparison, this left me a little disappointed.

91
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Intelligent

See it if You like comedy that uses the present world situation to make you think more about. Colin is very funny but also look at things

Don't see it if You are not a comedy fan or don’t want to think about things going on in the world today

75
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if you enjoy a light night of comedy highlighting the state of our political union and mining it for its humor. Enjoyable stuff!

Don't see it if politics is a trigger for you.

65
Meh

See it if you like Quinn. He's engaging as affable, as usual.

Don't see it if you're expecting him to say anything that hasn't been said before.

75
Funny, Indulgent, Clever, Choppy

See it if you're willing to see Colin Quinn at his "good" but not his best. He has a lot of funny insights, but the show doesn't flow.

Don't see it if you want something as good as his "The New York Story".

80
Entertaining, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Slow, Quirky

See it if You are a fan of Quinn or you enjoy politically charged (liberal-leaning) standup.

Don't see it if You don't like standup, politics, or you are looking for more of a "show." This is essentially a long standup set about a single theme.

84
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Edgy, Funny, Clever

See it if Every US state and everyone is a target in this terse political comedy performed by Colin Quinn. Entertaining and thought provoking.

Don't see it if If you are offended easily, dislike political humor or have a fanatical belief in your party or state. No sense of humor.

85
Entertaining, Great writing, Hilarious, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if you enjoy Colin Quinn.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy Colin Quinn.

Also Colin Quinn has always been a reliable mainstay in the New York alt co... Read more Read less

83
Fate of the union.

See it if you like politically-charged stand-up comedy.

Don't see it if you think that with all the talking heads and comics taking potshots at Washington already, we don't need another.

Also Comedian and former SNLer Colin Quinn is fed up with the State of the ... Read more Read less

50
Cliched, Indulgent, Funny

See it if you love Colin's sense of humor and you want another show about an white older guy yelling about things. Some funny stuff is buried in there

Don't see it if If you're looking for nuanced, poltical humor

91
Refreshing, Must see, Hilarious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you need a laugh.

Don't see it if you don't have a sense of humor about your side of the political divide.

94
Clever, Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

See it if An intelligent, funny look at the current state of America. It sucessfully walks the fine line of not too political but thought provoking

Don't see it if You don't like humor andyou think america is doing great, and not worth examining

82
Entertaining, Funny, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy comedy at all, not to worry what side of the political divide you are, he makes fun of everyone, in a smart way. The show flies by

Don't see it if You can't laugh at "yourself" politically or don't like stand up.

90
Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you want a new perspective on the sate of politics in this time

Don't see it if you do not like his humor

Also It's not a Trump bashing. He talks about the state of our politics goi... Read more Read less

60
Disappointing, Unfocused, choppy, tryout, workshop

See it if if your a fan of Colin's and want his take on our current politics.

Don't see it if you're looking for sharp and provocative stand-up that makes one think while they're laughing.

90
Clever, Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You want a fresh political perspective

Don't see it if You don’t like a good laugh

80
Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You like colin Quinn and need to laugh at the state of our country

Don't see it if You’ve had it with politics or are expecting a play- this is stand up meets history class

78
Clever, Intelligent, Relevant, Slow

See it if you like comedians who convey a unique point of view; the material will not offend either side, so don't worry about that; provokes thought

Don't see it if This is long-form comedy, with a few punchlines. It has no effects, lighting or staging, Just all Colin Quinn.


January 22nd, 2019
“In a smart, if sometimes shaggy, monologue that ponders an ideologically riven nation, Quinn is not firmly allied to one side or another...He comes across as the kind of guy you might like to have a beer with, which may be as much of a plus in a comedian as it is in a politician. Unlike a politi...
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January 22nd, 2019
"At a time when even middle-of-the-road comics seem to be choosing sides, it's refreshing to hear the no-nonsense Quinn go after political absolutism on both the right and the left. Yet this solo show, minimally directed by Bobby Morseco, lacks a clear narrative through line...His routine often s...
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January 22nd, 2019
“The comedian dissects the current social and political climate with his usual cutting wit and keen observations...The comedian is an equal opportunity offender, taking care to assail both sides of the political spectrum...Quinn's deadpan delivery can become monotonous over the course of an eveni...
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January 22nd, 2019
“Liberals and conservatives alike are subjected to relentless ridicule and contempt in...Quinn’s pugnacious and contrarian one-man show...Quinn tackles and ridicules social media addiction, the expectation that comedians now must be politically correct, premarital sex and celebrities taking polit...
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