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Colin Quinn Gets 'Unconstitutional' Off Broadway

The former "Saturday Night Live" regular follows his 2010 Broadway hit, "Long Story Short," with a new standup show reflecting on the formation of our national character.
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NEW YORK -- Colin Quinn will once again put his unique comic spin on politics and history in his new show Unconstitutional

The five-season Saturday Night Live regular had a hit on Broadway in 2010 with Long Story Short, a global rollercoaster ride through world events, in which Quinn's caustic observations bounced from ancient civilizations to the contemporary panorama. Directed by Jerry Seinfeld, that show was filmed for HBO broadcast in 2011.

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The jumping-off point for Quinn's new act is 1787, when 55 bewigged delegates gathered to map out the United States Constitution. Applying his unique perspective to that historic event, the comic reflects on the formation of our national character.

A release on Quinn's new show states: "From predator drones to the Kardashians, he pulls no punches in asking if this is what the founding fathers planned."

It's always been my dream to collaborate with James Madison and Alexander Hamilton,” said Quinn. “Finally. The time is now.”

Directed by Rebecca A. Trent, Colin Quinn Unconstitutional will play a five-week run at Off Broadway's Barrow Street Theatre. Previews begin May 3, with opening night set for May 16. The show is being presented by Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Mike Lavoie, in association with Barrow Street.