Looking for a reprieve from the holiday madness on Thanksgiving weekend? Come enjoy a night of laughs at The Ridgefield Playhouse when SNL alumni, Colin Quinn, makes his return to the stage! The comedian, actor, and author is bringing all-new stand-up in his show Colin Quinn Live! to Ridgefield on Saturday, November 26, 2022, at 8 pm. The evening is part of the Barts Tree Service Comedy Series and sponsored by The Ridgefield Press. With a career spanning more than 3 decades, Quinn started in television on MTV’s Remote Control, went on to join the cast of Saturday Night Live where he anchored the desk of “Weekend Update”, and was the host of Comedy Central’s classic fan-favorite series Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. Notable film work includes his role as Dooey in A Night at the Roxbury, Dickey Bailey in the Grown Ups films, and playing Amy Schumer’s father in the film Trainwreck. Quinn has also become known for his comedic one-man shows that offer his unique takes on history and growing up in New York City. As of 2020, he has written and starred in seven stage shows Irish Wake, My Two Cents, Long Story Short, Unconstitutional, The New York Story, Red State Blue State, and The Wrong Side of History, two of which he collaborated on with Jerry Seinfeld as director. Long Story Short was filmed as an HBO special, and Unconstitutional, The New York Story, and Red State Blue State were released as Netflix specials. He recently announced his latest attempt at humor, Colin Quinn: Small Talk will have a limited run in early 2023 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in NYC. Come see him first at The Ridgefield Playhouse this November in their intimate 500-seat theatre! Make it a great night out with dinner and a show – visit Tequila Escape Kitchen + Bar (439 Main Street, Ridgefield) for dinner before the show and enjoy 10% off your check when you show your ticket! The media sponsor for the event is 99.1fm WPLR.
One of the most beloved voices in comedy, Colin Quinn often focuses on the roller coaster ride that American politics and culture have historically been. His beloved commentary on news headlines dates back to his popular 1990s run hosting “Weekend Update” on NBC’s iconic Saturday Night Live and as host of Comedy Central’s classic fan-favorite series Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. In 2020, Colin Quinn released his second book Overstated: A Coast-to-Coast Roast of the 50 States, tackling the condition of our union. It came off the heels of his one-man show, Red State Blue State, premiering in January 2019 to rave reviews. The New Yorker lauded the hour as “among Quinn’s funniest so far” and The New York Times lovingly described Quinn as a “barstool philosopher.” The show aired on CNN as the network’s first comedy special in May 2019 and is currently streaming on Netflix. Red State Blue State followed the wildly successful off-Broadway run of Colin Quinn: The New York Story, directed by Jerry Seinfeld, and Colin Quinn: Long Story Short, which garnered a Drama Desk Award nomination. Colin’s HBO Max special Summer of 2020: A Drive-In Comedy Special was also shot at a repurposed drive-in theatre in Brooklyn. Part standup showcase and part documentary, the special premiered in the Fall of 2020. Quinn has been hailed by many of his peers as the quintessential “comic’s comic”. He recently tweeted- “I guess I’ve got job security. Because let’s face it gang, laughter never goes out of style.”
For more information or to purchase touchless print at home ticket ($48) go online at www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org or, you can visit or call the box office (203) 438-5795. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT, and is committed to keeping the arts alive and available to all.