Colin Quinn Returns to Stage With 'Red State Blue State'

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Colin Quinn

The new off-Broadway standup show skewering both sides of the political divide will be recorded live for release through Audible.

Writer-performer Colin Quinn will premiere his new political comedy, Red State Blue State, in January, taking satirical aim at liberals, conservatives and everyone in between.

Beginning previews Jan. 5 at off-Broadway's Minetta Lane Theatre ahead of a Jan. 22 opening, the solo show promises to expose the absurdities, hypocrisies and calamities on both sides of the political divide.

"We all know I don't owe this country anything," Quinn said Wednesday in a statement. "In fact it probably owes me. You, however, owe the country a visit to my show to give it a proper sendoff before it implodes."

The limited engagement, running through March 3, is directed by Bobby Moresco and produced by Audible, Mike Lavoie, Carlee Briglia and Brian Stern. Audible will record a live version for release as an audio play.

The Amazon-owned company has made the Minetta Lane its home base for New York theatrical productions designed for subsequent audio release, including Girls & Boys with Carey Mulligan, Harry Clarke with Billy Crudup, Sakina's Restaurant with Aasif Mandvi and Billy Crystal's Have a Nice Day, in which he starred with Annette Bening and Kevin Kline.

Former Saturday Night Live regular Quinn's shows have included An Irish Wake and Long Story Short, both of which played on Broadway, the latter generating an HBO special. His more recent off-Broadway shows, Unconstitutional and The New York Story, both were filmed as Netflix specials. 

Quinn appeared onscreen as Amy Schumer's dad in Trainwreck and had a recurring role as irascible Brooklyn coffee shop owner Hermie on HBO's Girls.