Colin Quinn: Red State Blue State, a CNN Original Series Special Presentation written by and starring stand-up comedian Colin Quinn, will debut on Monday, May 27, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CNN. In the hour-long presentation of his critically-acclaimed Off-Broadway show, Quinn brings the funny tackling the absurdities, hypocrisies and calamities on both sides of the political divide.
The show’s off Broadway run on at the Minetta Lane Theater was a smash. Brilliant work, with Quinn painting
a picture of the ridiculousness of the all-red city state where everyone is walking backwards, and making audiences visualize the blue city-states where you can be arrested for micro-aggressions, and its all hilarious. It’s comedy through and through– and it’s more than a joke for a joke’s sake. (Read our full review here)
“We are always looking for new ways to engage our viewers by exploring the issues that are most important to them,” said Amy Entelis, EVP for Talent & Content Development, CNN Worldwide. “Colin Quinn’s show is a smart political satire that speaks to what is dividing our country.”
Colin Quinn: Red State Blue State is directed by Bobby Moresco with Tony Hernandez, Brian Stern, Amy Entelis and Lizzie Fox serving as executive producers.
Colin Quinn: Red State Blue State will stream live for subscribers the day of its premiere via CNNgo (at CNN.com/go and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TV and Android TV) and on the CNN mobile apps for iOS and Android. It will also be available the day after the broadcast premiere on demand via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platform and CNN mobile apps.
This is Quinn’s fifth one man show, and his fifth big concept filmed for the masses. Behind him is “Colin Quinn: An Irish Wake” and “Colin Quinn: Long Story Short” (also an HBO special); “Colin Quinn: Unconstitutional” (available on Netflix) and most recently “Colin Quinn: The New York Story,” directed by Jerry Seinfeld (also available on Netflix). His first book, “The Coloring Book,” is now out from Grand Central Publishing. In January 2019, Quinn premiered his newest one-man show, “Red State Blue State,” to rave reviews at The Minetta Lane Theatre in New York.
The CNN Original Series group develops non-scripted programming for television via commissioned projects, acquisitions and in-house production. Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent and content development, oversees CNN Original Series and CNN Films for CNN Worldwide. Lizzie Fox, vice president of current programming, supervises production of all CNN Original Series.