New York | 1h 15m | Already closed

Red State Blue State

From 23 critic and 137 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)


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.

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

72
Funny, Disappointing

See it if You like stand-up comedy or Colin Quinn.

Don't see it if You give much thought to the ideas expressed in jokes...some in this show are dubious.

Also Yes, I laughed - although not as much as my fellow audience members. W... Read more Read less

50
Cliched, Fluffy, Intelligent, Overrated, Relevant

See it if Amusing at best. Not very funny.

Don't see it if You're expecting to laugh out loud.

100
During previews
Dizzying, Edgy, Hilarious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if If you like lightning paced intelligent comedy.

Don't see it if If you don't like political comedy that makes you loo at yourself.

Also I have seen all of Colin Quinn's shows. They are intelligent and thoug... Read more Read less

94
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You want to see a Very smart man be exceptionally funny about our current state of affairs.

Don't see it if You are looking for a regular scripted play and are not interested in current events. Also very uncomfortable seats if you are big.

93
During previews
Entertaining, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You’d like to see something clever, apropos, and intelligent that had the whole crowd laughing the whole way through. Fresh & funny!

Don't see it if You’re not easily upset by critique: he really takes it out of red and blue states and POVs equally, but never very harshly or unjustly.

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

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.

92
During previews
Clever, Funny, Hilarious

See it if you like to laugh at politics

Don't see it if you are a firmly red or blue state

Also This show probably deserves a higher rating. The audience was in stitc... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Clever, Funny, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you like comedian Colin Quinn and want to enjoy a funny & interesting take on the state of this country and the flaws of our 2-party system

Don't see it if you're not interested in seeing a one-man standup show dealing with American observational political & cultural humor,

Also Colin is very entertaining with fabulous comic timing. It's a fun show... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Profound, Relevant, Resonant, Masterful, Funny

See it if Pure. Genius.

Don't see it if your thinking has been seized by current politics.

90
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Relevant

See it if you like one-man shows, Colin Quinn from SNL, smart , relevant comedy about the state of things in the USA. "Fair & balanced" & funny

Don't see it if 80 min no-intermission, long monologue broken into bits, observational political & cultural humor is not for you.

Also I love Colin Quinn...his gravely voice, his Irish Brooklyn roots. I se... Read more Read less

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

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
Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Masterful, Refreshing

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
Clever, Funny, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

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
Entertaining, Great staging, Hilarious, Thought-provoking

See it if you like to laugh! Don’t 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
Clever, Delightful, Funny, 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
Miraculous, Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Clever, Relevant

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
Intelligent, Refreshing, Resonant, Relevant, Funny

See it if You like an original, balanced view of the USA today in comic terms. You will think of things differently when you leave the theatre.

Don't see it if You don't have a sense of humor and an open mind. Also you must have an interest in politics.

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

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, Entertaining, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You enjoy political comedy that includes a variety of other topical areas including social media and sex.

Don't see it if You’re not a fan of political comedy.

85
During previews
Hilarious, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you love to laugh. This was essentially a new hour of standup written around a particular theme. I loved it!

Don't see it if you're looking for something serious or you don't care for standup comedy.

85
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Relevant

See it if you enjoy comedy that is not vulgar but clever. You enjoy critical analysis and commentary on current affairs, politics, society...

Don't see it if you don't have the attention span to listen to a one-man monologue.

85
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Well crafted

See it if you enjoy him, want to laugh at liberals and conservatives alike, like an intimate venue, or want a good laugh at smart insights.

Don't see it if you want a very live-feeling, responsive, in-the-moment kind of experience. His script is great but it felt a little rote like it bored him.

85
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Relevant

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.


Cast & Creatives (5)