On this great day with warm spring weather, I was fortunate enough to catch Colin Quinn’s latest comedy show at Greenwich House Theater in NYC. I was entertained as Colin kept you on your feet as he navigated the social etiquettes of small talk.
Quinn was sharp wit and great observations of the social interaction that we have with our friends, strangers on elevators, co-workers, and families. As a comedian, his jokes were filled with historical insights from the Roman time period and how we are dealing with ChatGPT and social politics. The audience was laughing as he was quick with changing topics but always kept you engaged. Even a quick small chat banter with an audience member shows off his comedic mastery of this concept of small talk.
One of the standout portions of Quinn’s show was if Romeo and Juliet spoke in the manner that we often find on the internet. The usage of trolling, flaming language, click baiting, grand standing while intertwining Shakespeare style of language left all of us in awe and a well earned round of applause. Quinn delivered a memorable performance.
While many comedians have a certain niche, Colin Quinn’s topic of small talk is universal to everybody. It can be understood by all audience members as this is something we partake daily in our lives. Colin’s insights and laughter have left me with a different view on small talk moving forward.
The comedy show was an absolute delight that I will remember. It leaves me asking, have you seen any good shows lately?
Colin Quinn: Small Talk, a new comedy written by and starring Colin Quinn, extends and moves theaters to the Greenwich House Theater (27 Barrow Street). The limited engagement extension begins performances tomorrow, March 30 through May 6 2023.
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