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)


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

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
Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy stand up comedy and in particular Colin Quinn and need some insightful, fun humour to lighten up your day.

Don't see it if You prefer your stand up shows to be more gritty or enjoy more controversial than insightful and thoughtful.

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

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
Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Refreshing, Relevant

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
Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant

See it if One man comedy performance detailing the divide in American politics--and American culture, which I found to be fresh and absorbing.

Don't see it if I expected this to be more predictable and a little bit more for the people--I was surprised how relevant and how profound it was.

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

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
Funny, Relevant, Clever, Cliched, Average

See it if You’d enjoy a fair-and-balanced, comic look at the hypocrisy of modern American people — both conservatives and liberals.

Don't see it if You don’t like Quinn’s very average style of comedy. He needs stronger direction and, though funny, is not the best comedian out there.

82
During previews
Clever, Great writing, Great acting, Relevant, 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, Hilarious, Relevant, Edgy, 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
Entertaining, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant

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
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if yiu like topical humor

Don't see it if you don’t like comedy

80
During previews
Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Relevant, Wide-ranging

See it if Miss George Carlin? See Colin Quinn. A refreshing change from the All-Trump-All-The-Time nightly talk shows, but just as fast & funny.

Don't see it if If you don't agree with his values and are looking for trash talk.

80
During previews
One man show, Comedic, Thought-provoking, Well thought, Intelligent

See it if Play is basically a treatise on our democracy. One man's opinions on what's "up" w/America. Ull find a lot to agree w/, & some new insights.

Don't see it if You wont get to know Mr Quinn much better; there are few personal anecdotes & I found myself wanting to know why/how HE came to his beliefs

80
During previews
Clever, Funny

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

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
Clever, Funny, 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
Stand-up, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Funny

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, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if You enjoy political shows balanced or off balanced on both sides of the aisle.

Don't see it if You don’t solo shows.

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

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

79
During previews
Funny, Uneven, Entertaining

See it if You like Quinn' somewhat haphazard humor. Has some very funny bits about America and modern life.

Don't see it if You want a consistently funny or perhaps more personal show - the humor was uneven and I wanted to like it more than I did.

79
During previews
Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You enjoy relevant stand up political humor.

Don't see it if You prefer a standard play with characters and a story line.

78
During previews
Clever, Disappointing

See it if I think Colin Quinn's work is often in the uncanny valley between comedy and think piece, but falls short in either category. Entertaining..

Don't see it if But attempts at humor are hit and miss, and the observations -- in this case what separates red and blue America -- are somewhat dumbed down


Cast & Creatives (5)