“New York is dead”: Colin Quinn

Colin Quinn, pictured in March, 2015. Bryan Bedder / Getty Images

Colin Quinn, pictured in March, 2015. Bryan Bedder / Getty Images

NEW YORK – Comedian Colin Quinn has some sad news about his hometown: New York is dead.

The Brooklyn-born Irish-American comedian returns to the stage this month eulogizing the loss of loudmouth, opinionated New Yorkers in his one-man show The New York Story at The Cherry Lane Theatre. Previews begin this week and it opens July 23.

Quinn’s show, directed by Jerry Seinfeld, mourns what he considers a homogenized, cautious city. He’s a guy who likes the needy bluntness of former Mayor Ed Koch, pizza slices and listening to cab drivers swear.

The former announcer of MTV’s late-1980s game show Remote Control and who played morose Lenny the Lion on NBC’s Saturday Night Live uses some of his observations in his new book The Coloring Book. It’s his third one-man show.

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