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‘SNL’ veteran performs popular show, ‘Unconstitutional’

By Indiana Reed
Special to The PREVIEW

Photo courtesy Community Concert Hall “Saturday Night Live” veteran Colin Quinn comes to the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, Thursday, Feb. 6, with his one-man comedy show, “Unconstitutional.”

Photo courtesy Community Concert Hall
“Saturday Night Live” veteran Colin Quinn comes to the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, Thursday, Feb. 6, with his one-man comedy show, “Unconstitutional.”

“Saturday Night Live” veteran Colin Quinn comes to the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, Thursday, Feb. 6, with his one-man comedy show, “Unconstitutional.” Curtain is 7 p.m.

In the politically incorrect show, Quinn offers his unique comedic perspective on our national character as he tackles 226 years of American Constitutional calamities in 70 minutes. From predator drones to the Kardashians, he pulls no punches in asking if this is what the founding fathers had planned.

A native of Brooklyn known for his dry, biting wit, Quinn began his stand-up comedy career in New York as a regular on the comedy club circuit. He made his television debut as co-host of MTV’s popular game show “Remote Control,” but in 1995 he landed a spot on “Saturday Night Live,” where he entertained audiences for five seasons. After leaving SNL, Quinn hosted his own short-lived variety show, NBC’s “The Colin Quinn Show,” as well as the comedic talk show “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn” on Comedy Central.

“Unconstitutional” is Quinn’s second traveling, one-man show. Previously, Quinn took his satirical talents on the road in the Jerry Seinfeld-directed stage show “Colin Quinn: Long Story Short,” which was nominated for a Drama Desk Award, as well as an Emmy as an HBO special.

A Critic’s Pick on Time Out New York, “Unconstitutional” was described as “Hilarious! Wonderfully riotous!” by The Hollywood Reporter.

As the Asbury Park Press notes, “There aren’t that many jokes in the U.S. Constitution and it’s never really been a big generator of belly laughs. Unless, that is, you are Colin Quinn!”

View videos of Colin Quinn discussing “Unconstitutional” at http://colinquinnunconstitutional.com/media.

Tickets for Colin Quinn’s “Unconstitutional” ($28/$34) are available online at www.durangoconcerts.com, or by calling 247-7657, or visit the ticket office inside the Durango Welcome Center at 8th Street and Main Avenue, downtown Durango.

Showtime is 7 p.m., with doors to the Concert Hall opening at 6 p.m. On show day, the box office at the Concert Hall will be open one hour prior to curtain and remain open through intermission.

This story was posted on January 30, 2014.