Comedy in the Era of Political Correctness
Colin Quinn thinks the state of the union is so far gone that America needs to break up, and like his latest Netflix hit show, he explores both sides of the political divide, how to be funny in today’s era of political correctness, and why he thinks compromise doesn’t work.
Colin Quinn is a stand-up comedian from Brooklyn (okay, Park Slope). From MTV's “Remote Control” to “SNL” to Comedy Central's "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn," Mr. Quinn is not one to take a hint and bow out gracefully. He's been on Broadway with “Colin Quinn: An Irish Wake” and “Colin Quinn: Long Story Short” (also an HBO special) and off-Broadway with his show “Colin Quinn: Unconstitutional” (available on Netflix) and “Colin Quinn: The New York Story,” directed by Jerry Seinfeld (also available on Netflix). Recent credits include “Trainwreck,” “Girls,” and his web series “Cop Show.” His first book, The Coloring Book, is now out from Grand Central Publishing.
In January 2019, Colin Quinn’s newest one-man show, “Red State Blue State,” premiered to rave reviews at The Minetta Lane Theatre in New York. The special was adapted into CNN’s first comedy special in May 2019 and started streaming on Netflix in August 2019.