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
During previews
Cliched, Banal, Dated, Funny, Disappointing

See it if You’re a big fan of Colin Quinn and his work.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a more incisive look at our cultural divide beyond some tired jokes about hicks and snowflakes.

59
During previews
Amusing, Politcally toothless, Manic not magic

See it if you are a fan of Quinn's humor, his garbled & rushed speech, politically inoffensive & without a 2 drink minimum

Don't see it if you want something really hilarious & risky; want to be challenged, enlightened or otherwise given food for thought

Also SPOILER ALERT: The 'jokey' resolution of our present state of divisive... Read more Read less

58
During previews
Relevant, Confusing, Disappointing, Insipid, Dizzying

See it if Colin Quinn fans. Don't mind a deluge of social topics presented randomly. Storytelling skills aren't imperative to you.

Don't see it if Have trouble keeping up with various lot of perspectives that are presented incoherently. Transitions among topics tend to be awkward.

58
During previews
Disappointing, Funny, Rough

See it if You want to see Quinn in an intimate space breaking down how we're all screwed because we refuse to change.

Don't see it if You want well polished material. The laughs were there, but not constant.

58
During previews
Unoriginal, Disappointing, Rambling, Reductive, Says nothing you haven't already heard

See it if this is more for an older (60+) crowd; jokes were mostly low-hanging fruit & weren't anything I'd never heard before. This show feels dated.

Don't see it if This was rambly, unfocused, and felt like it could be a comedy special from 2009. The writing & delivery lacked sharpness.

56
During previews
Dated, Entertaining, Indulgent

See it if You like comedians who seem "liberal" but still complain about "snowflake" behavior. You want a comedian's read on the flaws on all sides.

Don't see it if You want a tight, crisp show that punches up.

35
During previews
Disappointing, Excruciating, Apologist, Cliched, Annoying

See it if you’re a straight white male who clings to your patriarchal race privilege & resents your freedom of racist speech being met w/consequences.

Don't see it if you hate “both sides”-ism that blames the right for being bigoted & the left for opposing that bigotry. This show’s a proud microaggression.

Also Colin is apparently very saddened that as a comedian nowadays he is un... Read more Read less

20
During previews
Insulting, Insipid, Out-dated

See it if you like him.

Don't see it if You don't like comedy making fun of the poor, the LGBTQ communities.

Also If you want to hear a straight white male comic complain that comedy i... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Funny

See it if Funny great show

Don't see it if You do not like comedy

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

See it if You like Colin Quinn, you want something fun and quick, you like topical and political humor

Don't see it if You don't like one man shows, you don't like standup, you're too PC

Also The first half dragged a little and was a tad one-note. Could use more... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Relevant, Political, Funny

See it if You like political comedy, or are a fan of Colin’s previous work/stand-up.

Don't see it if You are looking for escapism if your theatre. Don’t bring someone who may be offended by political jokes.

72
During previews
Clever, Funny, Slow, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You are interested in what is going on in the world, how it all relates to history and if you like Colin Quinn.

Don't see it if You don’t have a lot of patience. The rhythm is always the same and it sometimes gets boring.


Cast & Creatives (5)