One-man shows foster a connection with a favorite performer that's hard to find in other productions, whose supporting actors tend to get in the way of sustaining eye contact for longer than 20 minutes. Let tears of laughter fill wide eyes with today’s GrouponLive deal to see Colin Quinn’s "Long Story Short" at the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut, on Saturday, February 18, at 8 p.m. For $28, you get one ticket for category 2 or 3 seating (up to a $57.50 value, including all fees).
Multifaceted comedian Colin Quinn charters a 75-minute odyssey through the annals of history in Long Story Short, a critically acclaimed tour de force directed by Jerry Seinfeld. From sharing his grizzled crooning on MTV’s Remote Control to chairing Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update, Quinn’s affable perspective and everyman appeal have won him a devoted following and several big-screen roles. Fresh from conquering Broadway and HBO, Quinn’s one-man show takes a Brooklyn cab through a Herodotian expanse of history as he overturns everything from the Declaration of Independence to conflicts in the Middle East and finds the same eternal human folly, using what the New York Times describes as a "knack for reducing the world’s intractable macro problems to matters of micro-egoism and macho one-upmanship." NY1 praised this articulate comic quest as “a deliciously witty feast of ideas," which veers as swiftly from Antigone to Snooki as an English assignment written in front of the TV.