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Virtual SJCC: Book Fest in Your Living Room – Colin Quinn

October 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

$10 – $35
Book Fest in Your Living Room: Colin Quinn, Oct 8, 2020

Colin Quinn Zoom Author Talk + Q&A
“Overstated: A Coast to Coast Roast of the 50 States”

In conversation with CNN’s Holly Firfer

Saturday Night Live alum Colin Quinn tackles the state of our union in his new book “Overstated: A Coast to Coast Roast of the 50 States.”

Tickets: $10 virtual ticket | $35 book* (includes free ticket + shipping)
Ticket sales end and Zoom links emailed one hour prior to the event

Presented in partnership with the JCC Literary Consortium
Book sales partner: Island Books



About the Book: In Colin Quinn’s new book, the popular comedian, SNL alum, social commentator, and star of the shows “Red State Blue State” and “Unconstitutional” tackles the condition of our union today.

Running state-by-state, from Connecticut to Hawaii, Quinn calls us out and identifies the hypocrisies inherent in what we claim to believe and what we actually do. Within a framework of big-picture thinking about systems of government―after all, how would you put this country together if you started from scratch today? ―to dead-on-funny observations about the quirks and vibes of the citizens in each region, Overstated skewers us all, red, blue, and purple, and is infused with the same blend of optimism and practicality that sparked the U.S. into being.

About the Author: Colin Quinn is a stand-up comedian, writer, and performer whose 30-year broadcast career has included stints on Saturday Night Live as the “Weekend Update” anchor, appearances on every cable comedy showcase and network talk show you can think of, including his own eponymous late-night show. His specials “Unconstitutional” (2013) and “The New York Story” (2015, directed by Jerry Seinfeld) are available on Netflix, and his one-man show “Red State, Blue State” (2019) premiered to rave reviews in New York. The special was adapted into CNN’s first comedy special in May 2019 and started streaming on Netflix in August 2019.

*Books mailed 7-10 days after the event. Contact Island Books to arrange in-store pickup. No discounts, refunds, or exchanges.

Virtual Book Fest in Your Living Room is presented by the JCC Literary Consortium partners: the JCCs of Atlanta, Baltimore, Boulder, Cherry Hill, Dallas, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Indianapolis, Memphis, Miami, Nashville, Palm Beach Gardens, Palo Alto, Rochester, and Seattle (although not all JCCs participate in all programs).


October 8
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$10 – $35
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