Comedian Colin Quinn is more working class Joe than pundit. That makes his take on the current state of political comedy all the more revealing.
The ex-MTV personality behind the off-Broadway show Colin Quinn Unconstitutional says today’s comics simply won’t tell jokes about the current Commander in Chief. And that’s a version of censorship he wish would go away.
Quinn also isn’t afraid to go into uncomfortable places, such as defending gun owners to a liberal crowd in New York or wondering why no one makes fun of President Barack Obama.
“This political correctness is so annoying to me. It’s always bugged me. Any comedian worth his salt is going to be bugged by it. It’s censorship,” he says. “It’s social censorship.”
As for his own politics, Quinn describes himself as ideologically all over the map — pro-gun, pro-abortion rights, pro-death penalty and pro-gay marriage.