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New York | 1h 15m | In Previews: Opens Jan 22

Red State Blue State

From 74 member reviews
Members say: Funny, Relevant, Entertaining, Clever, 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 | In Previews: Opens Jan 22 | Minetta Lane Theatre (West Village)


“Red State Blue State” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

93
During previews
Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Relevant, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if You lean toward Blue State humor. Can be bitingly funny; yet has it's serious side: our Founding Fathers; and Constitution. Separate States?

Don't see it if You lean more toward Red State humor. You are a Constitution and Founding Fathers expert. Aw shucks, go see it anyway. He is funny.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy thoughtful reflections that connect our past to our present from a terrifically clever, affable host; can laugh about your flaws!

Don't see it if averse to political topics; determined to keep head in sand, hold fast to your prejudices, assumptions; prefer to pursue an unexamined life.

90
During previews
Funny, Intelligent, Masterful, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if Colin does a great job of talking about the issues without insulting either side. He definitely makes you think. Very funny.

Don't see it if If you don’t like one-person shows or topical comedy.

89
During previews
Funny, Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if You like comedy. You want to hear a comical yet relevant take on politics. You want to hear some relevant, intelligent and funny stuff.

Don't see it if You don't like comedy. You don't like a one man show. You don't like to laugh. You don't like politics in any form.

88
During previews
Thought-provoking, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you like to laugh! Don’r Miss it if you’re a Colin Quinn fan. I enjoyed it much more than his last show st the Cherry Lane

Don't see it if you’re grumpy or a Scrooge. Otherwise, go and enjoy a night of laughs

88
During previews
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if Funny jokes about liberals and conservatives. The political process is being mocked at its best.

Don't see it if You do not like jokes about rednecks. Or do not have a sense of humor.

88
During previews
Clever, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Relevant, Miraculous

See it if You like intelligent political humor without all the rancor or if you're a fan of Quinn. This piece is a bit of a history lesson as well.

Don't see it if You're not in the mood for political jokes, one-man shows, or simply Colin Quinn. I hate stand-up comedy, but loved this.

Also Quinn manages to deliver so much, while making you feel you're with a ... Read more Read less

86
During previews
Entertaining, Consistently funny, His survey of all 50 states is a tour de force

See it if You like to laugh and you don't mind laughing at yourself. You like political humor.

Don't see it if You don't like Colin Wuinn or you want something serious.

Also My friend and I had a great time, and the rest of the audience seemed ... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Clever, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You like political humor. Colin provides some hysterical commentary.

Don't see it if You're not political. Though he barely mentions specific people, he does discuss current USA situations.

85
During previews
Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You like a unique comic perspective on the state of politics today in the USA

Don't see it if You don’t find political humor entertaining

85
During previews
Funny, Clever, Intelligent, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you want to laugh. Colin makes fun of today's politics, but without being overly offensive to either side.

Don't see it if you don't like stand up comedy.

84
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if a fan of Colin Quinn and want to hear his take on politics. He has some really good points and tells the story in an entertaining way.

Don't see it if not into politics, or you are not open to honest conversation about politics.

Also I enjoyed the show, but at times some of the material had references t... Read more Read less

84
During previews
Very funny, Loved it

See it if Very entertaining fast paced evening. Standing O at the end. Quinn is in his own category as a comedian. Maybe not for everyone.

Don't see it if You have hearing issues. CQ speaks in quick spurts without many pauses. Liberals get a bashing as well - so beware.

84
During previews
Funny, Intelligent, Refreshing, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You are in the mood to watch a very funny, clever stand-up tell you his thoughts about current and past state of affairs in our country !

Don't see it if You are looking for a serious commentator who shares deep insights. I found him to be smart and funny.

83
During previews
Funny, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining, Political

See it if you want to go on a 50 state road trip with a witty, insightful, sardonic storyteller as he breaks down our fractured nation's problems.

Don't see it if you're a deep Red Stater; you don't appreciate Quinn's rambling style; you expect anything more theatrical than a one man stand-up routine.

82
During previews
Clever, Great acting, Relevant, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you appreciate a masterful political monologue which addresses our current political divisions in a funny and thoughtful manner,

Don't see it if if you don't enjoy monologues and political discussions

Also Amazing delivery without pause!

82
During previews
Funny, Edgy, Relevant, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You like political humor and one-man shows.

Don't see it if Will be offended that CQ goes after the Dems as well as the Republicans, though he’s clearly on the side of the Dems.

Also There’s one bit that is a bit lengthy and doesn’t work. Otherwise I wo... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You like Colin Quinn and want to see stand up about the times we live in. It was relatively clean and non offensive.

Don't see it if You don’t like relevant stand up comedy.

Also Show is very short - just over an hour. I wonder if it was cut a bit. ... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Funny, Clever, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if yiu like topical humor

Don't see it if you don’t like comedy

80
During previews
Funny, Clever

See it if You're a fan of Colin Quinn and/or are despairing about the current political climate

Don't see it if You don't like stand up or don't enjoy political humor

80
During previews
Funny, Clever, Thought-provoking

See it if You are tired of the division in our country - Quinn is critical of the right & left. Founding fathers and sex portion of show is hilarious

Don't see it if You dislike one man shows; this is an 80 minute argument with few props, but it is a smart night of entertainment

80
During previews
Funny, Clever, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing

See it if You enjoy clever, politically-oriented humor. Like a questioning, "liberal" slant of comments on the current state of life in the USA.

Don't see it if You hate political commentary, especially from a Northeastern comedian/writer. You prefer a classic, linear comedy structured for a cast.

80
During previews
Funny, Clever, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if Quinn cleverly and amusingly walks the line between both political parties, using personal experiences and stories as highlights.

Don't see it if If you don't like stand up or are easily insulted by fun being poked at your party. Also I don't understand the need for a teleprompter.

80
During previews
Funny, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Stand-up

See it if You are up for more political commentary with Colin Quinn's specific solution.

Don't see it if you've had it with politics and the great divide in the U.S.

Also I went in knowing his premise, as he's been around the talk shows talk... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Clever, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if If you're a fan of Colin Quinn's acerbic and topical (and decidedly Democratic) humor

Don't see it if You're not a fan of one-man shows or political humor. You must have an "80 minute" show -- it was actually 65 minutes long.

Also I probably would have rated this higher if he acknowledged even once t... Read more Read less


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