Colin Quinn to Lay Down Law in UNCONSTITUTIONAL at Scottsdale Center, 1/25
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present comedian Colin Quinn's acclaimed one-man show, Unconstitutional, on Saturday, Jan. 25.Tickets are available for $29, $39 and $49 online at www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or through (480) 499-TKTS (8587). Brooklyn native Colin Quinn began his stand-up career in New York as a regular on the Comedy Club circuit and made his television debut as co-host of MTV's popular game show Remote Control. In 1995, he landed a spot on Saturday Night Live, where he entertained audiences for five seasons with his writing and unforgettable characters before stepping in as anchor for SNL's Weekend Update segment. 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 2002-04. 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. Quinn'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 and starred in the hit Broadway show Colin Quinn: Long Story Short. Directed by Jerry Seinfeld, the show was nominated for both a Drama Desk Award and an Emmy as an HBO special in 2011. In Unconstitutional, Quinn tackles 226 years of American Constitutional calamities in 70 minutes while offering his unique comedic perspective on our national character. From predator drones to the Kardashians, he pulls no punches in asking if this is what the founding fathers planned.
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