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)


78
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Edgy, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if Quinn's usual sly, crusty dark Irish humor on full display He's best when on topic (politics) than not (sex) but justly burns social media

Don't see it if Script a bit diffuse & delivery shaky (previews?) but still potent Solving country's current ills via Hitchcock's 'The Birds' pure genius

77
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy humor that requires you to think a bit. It arrives in a stream of consciousness rather than as a series of unrelated jokes.

Don't see it if You can't stand the President being made fun of even in a rather mild way. It was quite funny, btw.

Also You would have to really work to be offended.

77
During previews
Ambitious, Funny, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You like topical comedy that pokes fun at both Republicans & Democrats. You enjoy stand-up. You like the monologue format. You want laughs.

Don't see it if You dislike political humor. You don't like stand-up. You want a more polished performance: lots of starts & stops + ending fizzled.

77
During previews
Clever, Funny, Resonant

See it if You enjoy political comedy/commentary on America. Colin is very experienced with good delivery. His short Trump impression was on point.

Don't see it if You don't like comedy, politics, or one man shows.

77
During previews
Ambitious, Absorbing, Funny, Intelligent

See it if If you want a funny take on politics. Quinn hits both sides and pokes fun at society today.

Don't see it if If you do not like political humor. If you do not like a show poking fun st politics or the constitution.

76
During previews
Entertaining, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you enjoy intelligent politica/social humor; you're a fan of Colin Quinn.

Don't see it if you don't like political humor or one-man shows.

76
During previews
Hit and miss, Witty

See it if you enjoy stand up comedy, don't mind hit and miss, from clever and witty to stale and eye-rolling, but when he gets it right, it's a hoot!

Don't see it if you dislike stand up comedy or political humor/commentary.

Also Loved the Trump impressions. ... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Refreshing

See it if You like stand up comedy and politics. Collin's is one funny man and his writing is refreshing. Well done.

Don't see it if You expect a play.

75
During previews
Entertaining, Funny

See it if holds your interest and very clever

Don't see it if if you are not interested in politics or if you do not like one man showa

75
During previews
Political, Fast paced, Funny, Entertaining, Short

See it if You enjoy fast paced 1 person shows or stand up comedy. Quinn is very funny.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in political commentary or want a full night of theater (This show is a quick but good 75 mins!).

75
During previews
Clever, Relevant, Funny

See it if you can find the humor in the sorry state of affairs of our nation.

Don't see it if you are politically burned out.

75
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you're a Quinn fan, like political humor; want to be entertained & cry at same time regarding our current state of affairs; short & sweet

Don't see it if you don't like one person shows; awkward sense of Quinn's monologue delivery is offputting for some; don't know if intentional or not

75
During previews
Funny

See it if Like an extra long late 90s-style SNL Weekend Update on today's American polarization: contradictions, ridiculousness, first world problems.

Don't see it if Laughing at yourself/personal identities is offensive to you. Older cis white male perspective jokes, no real nuances of other perspectives.

Also Free ticket from Show Score.

75
During previews
Funny, Entertaining, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if you want to see the umpteenth comedic weigh in on the current political landscape. Quinn is funny, and has a good guy next door demeanor.

Don't see it if I somehow hoped he would stand out, but I guess I am just a little too tired of the genre.

75
During previews
Clever, Slow, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Funny

See it if you want to see something very relevant, political, unbiased, and funny

Don't see it if you want a real, full out, comedy show.

Also the message seemed to matter more than the laughs.

75
During previews
Clever, Entertaining

See it if you want to be entertained from a red and blue perspective.

Don't see it if you are tired of all of the current political bantering.

75
During previews
Clever, Funny, Uneven, Intelligent

See it if Like intelligent humor.First hour very good-sometimes brilliant—but last 15 minutes falters badly.Suggest contest for better State 1 liners

Don't see it if Hold strong political beliefs and cannot take any criticism of them , however accurate

74
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Fast paced, Varied

See it if you like stand up comedy. This was very fast (60min long) and fast-paced.

Don't see it if you don't like stand up comedy. You prefer long-winded​ comedy.

Also Thankfully fast paced. You don't like a particular joke? Another 3 dif... Read more Read less

74
During previews
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Short

See it if Colin Quinn presents a 70 min set on the state of the us today. Very topical references but not overly political. Fast paced, conversational

Don't see it if You don’t like Colin Quinn’s delivery-more stream of consciousness than a tightly rehearsed comic timing. You are a trump supporter.

74
During previews
Funny, Relevant, Political

See it if The 2-party system isn’t the only thing we have taken too far: capitalism, gender equality, iphones. You name it, he’ll say something funny.

Don't see it if You don’t laugh easily, have a couple drinks to loosen up. If you laugh easily, you’ll have a good time.

73
During previews
Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You like comedy stand up shows and want to listen to a fresh and funny critique of the issues the US struggles with.

Don't see it if You don't like one man shows or don't want to hear about politics.

Also He takes on both sides politically, so it is balanced out. However you... Read more Read less

73
During previews
Funny, Clever, Intelligent, Relevant, Mumbling

See it if You like Colin Quinn, or enjoy stand-up comedy with relevant, political humor.

Don't see it if You don’t like comedy, or don’t enjoy one-man shows, or don’t like missing certain words when the actor mumbles.

72
During previews
Funny, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Stale, canned

See it if Cultural observational explanation of today's political divide. Relax, the man who shall not be named only appears once midway. No ranting.

Don't see it if Refusing to shed his TV past, 60 mins of riffing on 65 bullet points distractingly from a teleprompter (cue#17:Drink water) inhibits theatre

Also Sixty over-rehearsed, under-prepared minutes.

72
During previews
Clever, Funny, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Relevant

See it if you'd like to laugh at the current situation in the country. Insightful takes on the USA's 242 years including the differences among states.

Don't see it if you do not like one-person stand up comics making political commentary. Quinn does mumble some lines.

71
During previews
Funny, Flat, Disappointing

See it if You love Colin Quinn. Some clever parts but his delivery was flat. His previous show was much funnier too. I did laugh, but ...

Don't see it if You aren’t a fan of one person stand up shows.


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