Comedian Colin Quinn Talks His Latest Off-Broadway Show Red State Blue State

Video   Comedian Colin Quinn Talks His Latest Off-Broadway Show Red State Blue State
 
The former Saturday Night Live actor and writer talks comedy in the age of social media.

Writer-comedian Colin Quinn stopped by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to talk about his current Off-Broadway solo show Colin Quinn: Red State Blue State, which runs through March 16.

Quinn puts a satirical spin on the “absurdities, hypocrisies, and calamities on both sides of the political divide.”

Host Colbert wanted to know: What are we doing wrong?

“I think we got off on the wrong foot is really what it comes down to ... because 13 colonies is plenty and we decided to get greedy,” Quinn said.

But what Quinn thinks is the biggest problem in our nation is, “two parties. We started with two parties—it was like one million people. Now it's 350 million.”

Quinn made his Broadway debut with his solo show Colin Quinn -- An Irish Wake in 1998 and returned to Broadway with Colin Quinn: Long Story Short in 2010, which earned him a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance. He also brought his Unconstitutional and The New York Story to Off-Broadway in 2013 and 2015, respectively.

Directed by Bobby Moresco, Red State Blue State plays the Minetta Lane Theatre.

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