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Saturday Night Live star Colin Quinn brings his one-man show to Broadway, directed by Jerry Seinfeld.

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Long Story Short’s Colin Quinn Shares His Silly and Serious Backstage Digs

Long Story Short’s Colin Quinn Shares His Silly and Serious Backstage Digs

He may be splitting sides with his one-man show Long Story Short, but comedian Colin Quinn takes his role as a Broadway performer very seriously. The longtime stand-up and Saturday Night Live alum feels right at home at the Helen Hayes Theatre, where his first Broadway show An Irish Wake bowed in 1998. These days, he's busy telling his tale ...

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Colin Quinn’s Long Story Short To Air on HBO in April

Colin Quinn’s Long Story Short To Air on HBO in April

The February 2 and 3 performances of Colin Quinn's Long Story Short will be taped by HBO and aired as a special in April, according to The New York Times. Jerry Seinfeld, who helmed the solo show about the rise and fall of the world’s great empires, will also have a hand in directing those tapings.

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Colin Quinn’s Long Story Short Gets a Second Broadway Extension

Colin Quinn’s Long Story Short Gets a Second Broadway Extension

Colin Quinn will keep making ‘em laugh on Broadway, where his one-man show Long Story Short has extended its run at the Helen Hayes Theatre for a second time. The show, directed by Quinn’s pal and fellow comedian Jerry Seinfeld, opened on November 9 and was previously slated to close February 5. The production will now run through March 5 ...

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Long Story Short's Colin Quinn Resolves to Give Up a Private Obsession

Long Story Short's Colin Quinn Resolves to Give Up a Private Obsession

As the curtain goes down on 2010, Broadway.com is looking ahead to the new year. We’ve asked the brightest stars on Broadway to reflect on their personal highlights from the past year and to reveal their hopes for 2011. Check out what they had to say, and have a Happy New Year!

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Jerry Seinfeld, Colin Quinn & More to Headline Benefit for Family of Comedian Greg Giraldo

Jerry Seinfeld, Colin Quinn & More to Headline Benefit for Family of Comedian Greg Giraldo

Colin Quinn and his Long Story Short director Jerry Seinfeld are among the stars set for a one-night-only “Big Time Comedy Show” to benefit the family of the late comedian Greg Giraldo. The performance will be held on February 9 at the Beacon Theatre, hosted by comedian Tom Papa.

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Colin Quinn’s Long Story Short Gets the Squigs Treatment

Colin Quinn’s Long Story Short Gets the Squigs Treatment

Funnyman Colin Quinn’s Long Story Short is pretty epic: one man, one stage, one history of the world—and now, one portrait by Justin 'Squigs' Robertson! Broadway.com's resident artist headed out to the Helen Hayes Theatre to catch the comedian in action as he takes down the world’s greatest historical empires. Caesar? The original Italian mobster. Antigone? We’ve got Snooki ...

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Colin Quinn’s Long Story Short Extends on Broadway

Colin Quinn’s Long Story Short Extends on Broadway

Long Story Short, comedian Colin Quinn’s one-man show about the rise and fall of the world’s great empires, has extended its Broadway run. The show, which officially opened November 9 at the Helen Hayes Theatre, was originally scheduled to close on January 8, 2011, and will now run through February 5.

Comically channeling the demise of great world empires, Colin ...

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You Set 'Em Up, He Knocks 'Em Down! Long Story Short Star Colin Quinn Answers Your Questions

 You Set 'Em Up, He Knocks 'Em Down! Long Story Short Star Colin Quinn Answers Your Questions

Fans of Colin Quinn know one thing about the comedy stalwart: The man isn’t shy with an opinion! The famed funnyman and Saturday Night Live alum is currently taking down the world’s greatest empires in his solo Broadway show Long Story Short, but he took a break to come to the Broadway.com studios and answer your questions. Click on ...

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An Impressive Line-Up of Stand-Ups Salute Colin Quinn on Opening Night of Long Story Short

An Impressive Line-Up of Stand-Ups Salute Colin Quinn on Opening Night of Long Story Short

Comedy A-listers lined up November 9 to take in the opening night of Colin Quinn’s solo show Long Story Short! This takedown of the world’s greatest empires—and the ridiculous human habits that led to their downfall—slashes and burns its way through the history books, from the Greeks and Romans to the British empire and beyond. Comedy darlings like Kathy Griffin ...

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Long Before Long Story Short, Colin Quinn Rapped Like LL Cool J and Dressed Like Batman's Robin

Long Before Long Story Short, Colin Quinn Rapped Like LL Cool J and Dressed Like Batman's Robin

If you’ve seen Colin Quinn’s one-man Broadway show Long Story Short, now running at the Helen Hayes Theatre, it’s pretty clear that, as far as comedy goes, this ain’t Quinn’s first rodeo. Broadway.com got to digging into Quinn's comedy past and turned up this little 1989 gem from an MTV special featuring not only Quinn but a very young ...

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Laughing the Opening Night Away at Colin Quinn’s Long Story Short

Laughing the Opening Night Away at Colin Quinn’s Long Story Short
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Comedy tonight! The brightest stars of Broadway and comedy joined forces on November 9 to support one of their own, as Colin Quinn’s one-man show Long Story Short opened at Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theatre. This takedown of the world’s greatest empires has the added comedy street cred of being directed by Quinn’s pal, funnyman Jerry Seinfeld. Saturday Night Live alum ...

Was Our Word of Mouth Panel Wrapped Up in Colin Quinn's Long Story Short?

Was Our Word of Mouth Panel Wrapped Up in Colin Quinn's Long Story Short?

History takes a holiday! Comedian Colin Quinn is sharing a special history lesson with Broadway audiences as he charts the rise and fall of the world’s great empires in his one-man show, Long Story Short, directed by his pal Jerry Seinfeld. The Saturday Night Live alum takes down everyone from the Greeks and Romans to the British and beyond, along ...

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A First Look at Funnyman Colin Quinn in Long Story Short

A First Look at Funnyman Colin Quinn in  Long Story Short
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There’s something kinda funny about this First Look! We got our hands on some early shots of comedian Colin Quinn in his new one-man show, Long Story Short—with Quinn on stage and Jerry Seinfeld at the helm, who could resist? From the Greeks and Romans to Snooki and Wal Mart, Quinn takes down the attitudes, appetites and bad habits ...

Long Story Short Star Colin Quinn is Taking Your Questions!

 Long Story Short Star Colin Quinn is Taking Your Questions!

Comedian Colin Quinn is bringing the funny to Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theatre with his one-man show, Long Story Short. Directed by pal Jerry Seinfeld, Long Story Short charts the rise and fall of history’s great empires as Quinn takes on the attitudes, appetites and bad habits that toppled the world’s most powerful nations—all in only 75 minutes! The former Saturday ...

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A Peek at Jerry Seinfeld, Broadway Director! See Colin Quinn in Rehearsal for Long Story Short

A Peek at Jerry Seinfeld, Broadway Director! See Colin Quinn in Rehearsal for Long Story Short

Comedy isn’t all fun and games, people! It takes a lot of hard work to make ‘em laugh, as you’ll see in this behind the scenes video from a recent tech rehearsal of Colin Quinn’s new solo show Long Story Short. There are mics to check, lights to cue and, of course, jokes to perfect. Take a peek as Quinn ...

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Watch It: Vote Yes on Colin Quinn’s Long Story Short Commercial

Watch It: Vote Yes on Colin Quinn’s Long Story Short Commercial

Let the mud slinging begin! In a new commercial, comedian Colin Quinn is launching a smear campaign on the world’s great empires to promote his new solo Broadway show, Long Story Short. Quinn and director Jerry Seinfeld take down the political missteps that led to the rise and fall of world powers from the Greeks and Romans to the British ...

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Jerry Seinfeld and Anderson Cooper Talk Long Story Short With Colin Quinn

Jerry Seinfeld and Anderson Cooper Talk Long Story Short With Colin Quinn

Shield your eyes! When Saturday Night Live alum Colin Quinn sat down to chat about his new solo Broadway show Long Story Short with director Jerry Seinfeld, the star power was pretty impressive. As if the comedic pair weren’t enough, their conversation was moderated by none other than CNN superstar Anderson Cooper. The high-wattage trio took to the stage at ...

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Will Jerry Seinfeld Step Into Colin Quinn's Story?

Will Jerry Seinfeld Step Into Colin Quinn's Story?

What’s the deal with understudies? It’s a good question for Jerry Seinfeld, the sitcom superstar-turned Broadway director. Will Seinfeld step in if needed in fellow comedian Colin Quinn’s new solo show Long Story Short, which begins on October 22 at the Helen Hayes Theatre?

At a recent press event for Story, which comically traces the rise and fall of historical ...

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Comedy Today! Jerry Seinfeld, Colin Quinn and Anderson Cooper Discuss Long Story Short

Comedy Today! Jerry Seinfeld, Colin Quinn and Anderson Cooper Discuss Long Story Short
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On October 12, comedian Colin Quinn and newly minted Broadway director Jerry Seinfeld sat down to discuss Quinn’s latest one-man show, Long Story Short, which begins performances on October 22 at the Helen Hayes Theatre. CNN anchor (and silver fox) Anderson Cooper led the discussion about the 75-minute show, which charts the rise and fall of history’s greatest empires as ...

Tickets Now on Sale for the Broadway Transfer of Colin Quinn: Long Story Short

Tickets Now on Sale for the Broadway Transfer of Colin Quinn: Long Story Short

Got 75 minutes? That’s enough time to experience the history of the world—well, Colin Quinn’s satirical version of it, at least. The popular comedian is bringing his acclaimed solo show Colin Quinn: Long Story Short to Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theatre this fall, directed by Jerry Seinfeld. Tickets are now on sale for this uproarious evening, which was a summertime hit ...

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Colin Quinn Long Story Short, Directed by Jerry Seinfeld, Headed for Fall Broadway Run

Colin Quinn Long Story Short, Directed by Jerry Seinfeld, Headed for Fall Broadway Run

Former Saturday Night Live and Comedy Central star Colin Quinn will move his one-man show Colin Quinn Long Story Short to Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theatre for an 11-week limited engagement. Previews begin on October 22, with opening night set for November 9. The production will run through January 8, 2011, directed by Jerry Seinfeld.

Colin Quinn Long Story Short debuted ...

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Colin Quinn to Star Off-Broadway in Solo Show Long Story Short, Directed by Jerry Seinfeld

Colin Quinn to Star Off-Broadway in Solo Show Long Story Short, Directed by Jerry Seinfeld

Saturday Night Live alum Colin Quinn is headed off-Broadway in Long Story Short, a new solo show written by the comedian and directed by Jerry Seinfeld. The 75-minute evening will play a limited engagement at Bleecker Street Theatre for eight weeks only, June 19-August 15. No opening night date has been announced.

Covering more than 2,000 years Long Story ...

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