Comedian Colin Quinn doesn’t care about offending you


What offends you? Turns out, a lot. That’s why comedian Colin Quinn is steering away from ethnic humor and instead focusing on a purer, less divisive topic: politics in America. “Things offend me. Comedians offend me,” Quinn joked to SalonTV’s Dean Obeidallah. “People say, ethnic humor encouraged racism, and I said, you know, that's a thing, but nobody does ethnic humor anymore, and I go, that is true. Since the eradication of ethnic humor from the mainstream, racism is gone.”

In his new one-man show “Red State Blue State,” the comedian and “Saturday Night Live” alum centers his focus on politics, taking swings at everyone—Democrats, Republicans, and independents. The show produced by Audible, Mike Lavoie, Carlee Briglia and Brian Stern, and directed by Bobby Moresco, is now playing at New York’s Minetta Lane Theatre through March.

Learn more about Quinn’s new show and watch the video above to hear more about why he blames social media for ruining almost everything in America. And watch the full episode to hear his solution to America’s problems, “USSR broke up. Why can't we break up?”


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