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Comedian Colin Quinn performs ‘Long Story Short’ at Gallo Center

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POSTED March 7, 2012 10:59 p.m.

MODESTO — The Gallo Center for the Arts welcomes comedian Colin Quinn, performing his highly acclaimed show, “Long Story Short,” directed by fellow comedian Jerry Seinfeld on Friday, March 15, at 8 p.m.

Tickets start at $19 and are available at GalloArts.org or by calling 209-338-2100. Discount tickets are available for groups larger than 15.

Quinn’s stand up act focuses on the demise of empires, including our own. Long Story Short is a hilarious blend of incisive observation, sharp commentary, and Colin’s channeling of the personalities of the past. From Socrates to Snooki, Quinn uses satire to take on the attitudes, appetites and bad habits that toppled the world’s most powerful nations.

Brooklyn native Colin Quinn began his stand-up career in New York as a regular on the comedy club circuit. He made his television debut as co-host of MTV’s popular game show “Remote Control”. In 1995, he landed a spot on the legendary late-night show “Saturday Night Live”, where he entertained audiences for five seasons with his writing and unforgettable characters before stepping in as anchor for Saturday Night Live’s popular Weekend Update segment. Quinn has tackled societal issues on Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn”, serving as the show’s host, creator and executive producer, from 2002 – 2004.

In addition to his television work, Colin also wrote the screenplay for the movie Celtic Pride and has appeared in many films, including A Night at the Roxbury, Comedian, and Adam Sandler’s Grown Ups.

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