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Colin Quinn's 'Long Story Short' comes to HBO

January 27, 2011 |  1:05 pm

Colinquinn No, your TV isn't catching some errant signal from 1989: Colin Quinn and Jerry Seinfeld are really coming back to the small screen together. On Thursday, HBO announced that it will shoot “Colin Quinn Long Story Short,” a Broadway show directed by Seinfeld, for a special that will air on the network in April. The one-man show finds Quinn condensing world history into a 75-minute performance that includes his takes on Caesar (the original Italian mobster!) and Antigone (who apparently paved the way for Snooki). Yes, the same guy who once gave us singing lessons on MTV is now teaching us about ancient Greece on HBO. Awesome. Quinn's fellow "Remote Control" alums Adam Sandler and Denis Leary have already gotten their second acts — now maybe he'll get his.

— Melissa Maerz

Photo: Colin Quinn. Credit: Charles Sykes / Associated Press.