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)


71
During previews
Funny, Relevant, Insightful, Uneven

See it if Entertaining take on today's sorry political divide. Week-paced.

Don't see it if Sharp start but needs more teeth on second half.

70
During previews
Funny, Relevant, Topical

See it if you're a fan of Colin Quinn. I especially liked his tour of each state, with a bon mot for each one.

Don't see it if you're looking for something meatier. At times he seemed disengaged and mumbling.

70
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Overrated

See it if you like Colin Quinn. Some bits are very very funny. Others fall flat. A mixed bag.

Don't see it if you don't like standup comics. He talks very very fast; hard to follow sometimes. Some of his facts on history not accurate.

Also His political insights are simple and superficial. It is a comedy bit ... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Cliched, Dated, Clever, Thought-provoking

See it if Good/ decent material that is poorly presented. Colin writes well but very poor delivery and it’s hard to understand what he is saying.

Don't see it if You want a traditional show. You want an animated comedian, truly topical subject matter. This comedy show could have been done in 1990s

70
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Indulgent, Relevant

See it if you enjoy political comedy and can laugh at yourself.

Don't see it if you're so partisan you can't laugh at your own party.

70
During previews
Funny, Uneven, Relevant

See it if you already like Quinn's comedy. you like left leaning comedy

Don't see it if This is not a one man show, it is definitely a stand up comedy set

Also It's a funny comedy show, definitely more left leaning than Quinn want... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Mildly thought-provoking, Excessively laidback, Well-written and occasionally clever

See it if you enjoy standup comedy with an overarching theme, or you enjoy the laidback comic style of Colin Quinn.

Don't see it if you'd rather see a more energetic performance or a conventional theatre piece. This solo show seems destined for HBO or Comedy Central.

70
During previews
Relevant, Funny, Intelligent

See it if you like a professional stand-up routine about capitalism, gender, equality, iphones...he’s funny.

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

70
During previews
Some funny, All politicats/politician, No bad mouth language

See it if Stand up Show of the jokes/subject is all political and politician.

Don't see it if you hate discuss/topic of political and politicians.

Also The title says it all Red State, Blue State.

70
During previews
Overrated, Funny for fans

See it if you're a fan of Colin Quinn.

Don't see it if You're looking for more than just funny one-liners. Sometimes sounded like he forgot the words.

69
During previews
Disappointing, Intermittent big laughs but not enough to sustain momentum

See it if You don’t mind an uneven show with a few big laughs

Don't see it if You’re looking for consistent, sharply observed humor. Inadequate mining of rich material from the excesses of both right and left.

69
During previews
Funny, Clever, Cliched, Relevant

See it if you enjoy Colin Quinn, non-offensive political humor, one person shows, stand-up comedy.

Don't see it if You want one person shows to build to a real powerful point or to say something of real interest.

Also Quinn is a talented comedian and you can already see he's got some goo... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Clever, Cliched

See it if A few good jokes, but nothing original here,

Don't see it if you don't like political commentary.

69
During previews
Comedy is not fresh, Lacking energy and unpolished, Dated despite pretense of topicality

See it if You must see everything Colin Quinn does or enjoy not-very-sharp stabs at political humor. These 80 minutes felt like Quinn's time is up.

Don't see it if Want incisive humor in general or one-liners you haven't heard before, are unconcerned performer doesn't seem to care much about any of it.

Also I saw this early in previews and perhaps that's why Quinn seemed unreh... Read more Read less

69
During previews
For blue state audience, Reductive, Dated style and approach, Occasionally funny, Fully prepared?

See it if you enjoy Colin Quinn or overly familiar blue state political humor - with an exception or two. For a blue state audience.

Don't see it if you don't want politics, a strong delivery and approach or something new or unheard. You need fresh jokes not used by other comedians.

68
During previews
Relevant, Slow, Flat, Entertaining, Pleasant

See it if you enjoy Colin Quinn's standup or one-man shows; if you enjoy political humor.

Don't see it if you're looking for the sharpest writing; you don't enjoy stereotypical jokes based in geographic/regional humor.

68
During previews
Disappointing, Cliched, Slow

See it if You are a big Colin Quinn fan like Saturday Night Live banter. Like stand up comedy and one person shows. Like political commentary tv show

Don't see it if You don't like political bantering, one person shows, stand up comedy. Jokes are not sharp and crisp enough. The material was not original.

68
During previews
Entertaining, Dated, Disappointing

See it if You want some inoffensive political humor

Don't see it if you want sharp satire

Also I realized a while ago that political humor in the age of Trump is ext... Read more Read less

67
During previews
Funny, Cliched, Intelligent

See it if you like political humor, current events.

Don't see it if you want to avoid gross generalizations about every region of the country; or if you are not ready to hear "blame" evenly apportioned.

67
During previews
Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if you are a fan of Colin Quinn.

Don't see it if you don't like one man shows, or political humour.

Also As a long time fan, I have to say that I was a little disappointed. I ... Read more Read less

66
During previews
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You’re a fan of Colin. There are some good moments but a lot in between. Some young women behind me roared!

Don't see it if You’re looking to really laugh.

65
During previews
Disappointing, Slow, Some funny one-liners

See it if you are a fan of Colin Quinn. I had high expectations and laughed about some funny one-liners but unfortunately didn't find it too memorable

Don't see it if you have high expectations that you can talk about it afterwards for days to come or expect some new political insight.

65
During previews
Some insights/some laughs, False equivalency premise, Disappointing, Subpar delivery (mumbling)

See it if you love CQ's crusty, tough persona. He aims for provocation, but he EQUALLY blames Dems/Reps for current mess. Where's he been for 2 years?

Don't see it if you want political enlightment. Watch Colbert, SamB, Trevor, Seth, JohnO for funny and smart. CQ makes FUN of libs for worrying about Nazis.

Also Doesn't he know that neo-Nazis killed a yg woman...which didn't bother... Read more Read less

62
During previews
Cliched, Insipid, Slow

See it if You’re into “classic” standup comedy; anti-social-media; amused by geographically-based jokes; feel anxious about AI and hi-tech

Don't see it if Expecting something refreshing; know little or don’t care much about American politics and geography;

62
During previews
Disappointing, Cliched, Uninspired, Slow, Predictable

See it if You’re a fan of Colin Quinn’s humor because that’s what you get here...nothing new or unique, fresh or imaginative.

Don't see it if You’re hoping for anything fresh or a new slant on the same old Red vs Blue political stuff already out there.

Also I saw this during previews so I’m not knocking off for the really poor... Read more Read less


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