Comedian and SNL alum Colin Quinn live on the Lensic stage with a lively look at 226 years of American Constitutional calamities
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The Lensic Performing Arts Center proudly presents Saturday Night Live and MTV alum Colin Quinn, live on stage with his latest solo show, Unconstitutional. Written by and starring Quinn, Unconstitutional is a fast and funny look at U.S. Constitutional history.
In this 70-minute monologue, Quinn offers his unique comedic perspective on our national character, musing on cultural touchstones from Predator drones to the Kardashians. Quinn pulls no punches in asking if this is what the founding fathers planned.
Unconstitutional enjoyed a successful off-Broadway run last summer before beginning a national tour in the fall. Quinn’s 2010 Broadway show, Colin Quinn Long Story Short, directed by Jerry Seinfeld, was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. Dubbed a “history of the world in 75 minutes,” it was also nominated for an Emmy when it aired as a special on HBO in 2011.
Praise for Unconstitutional
“Fast, furious and funny! In Quinn we trust.”
—New York Daily News
“A pleasingly funny amble through American history. Mr. Quinn has always been a little ahead of the curve.”
—The New York Times
“Funnyman Quinn lays down the law!”
—New York Post
More about Colin Quinn
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Quinn began his stand-up career as a regular on the New York comedy club circuit. He made his television debut as co-host of MTV's popular game show, Remote Control. In 1995, he landed a spot on the legendary late-night show Saturday Night Live, where he entertained audiences for five seasons. After SNL, Quinn tackled societal issues on Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, in which he served as the show’s host, creator, and executive producer from 2002 to 2004. In addition to his television work, he has appeared in many films, including A Night at the Roxbury, Comedian, and Adam Sandler's Grown Ups. Colin’s first one-man show, Sanctifying Grace, began off-Broadway in 1994 and was later produced as Colin Quinn-An Irish Wake and played at the Helen Hayes Theatre. In 2010, he returned to the Helen Hayes Theatre for Colin Quinn Long Story Short. Colin is currently the king of Twitter and will be back on the upcoming season of HBO’s Girls.