ChiIL Live Shows has a brand spankin' new Facebook Page and we could use some like love. We'll be running loads offree downloads, worldwide tour news, live Chi, IL show dates/features in the theatre and music scene, and new artists that will only appear on our FB page.
Then we'll run also run a feed from the blog with our original band video interviews, live show shots, give aways and reviews. To kick things off right, we're giving away Colin Quinn's Long Story Short DVD to one of our random likers as soon as we hit the big 100, thanks to our friends over at MVD.We're more than half way there!
Every time we hit a new 100 likes we're picking
one winner from our followers for new DVDs, CDs & more. First up-this
sweet DVD-Colin Quinn-Long Story Short ($19.99).
Remember Colin Quinn-side kick on MTV's Remote Control? He's nobody's sidekick now!! We were front row, center on opening night, when he came through Chi-Town with his freakin' funny one man show. Now he can be all yours, to play at will, without leaving the couch.
His wise and wickedly witty take on humanity and history had us laughing out loud. Even now, months later, his schtick is still stuck in my head. I can't sit down to work without his rant about bloggers and cavemen coming to mind. I'm a bit flattered, though. He mostly lampoons people groups, and only a few professions made the cut. Note to Colin...bloggers may have the cave man keyboard stance, but we're the cockroaches of the publishing world...surviving, thriving and multiplying while traditional media is dropping like the dinosaurs.
I know you WANT this DVD.
COLIN QUINN - Long Story Short on DVD and Blu-ray
The one-man show directed by Jerry Seinfeld
"Hilarious!" New York Times
Nominated for a 2011 Emmy Award Taped before a live audience at the Helen Hayes Theatre in New York City, Colin Quinn: Long Story Short showcases the comedian's keen observations in the uproarious history of the world, juxtaposing modern-day human behavior with the rise and fall of empires.
Colin Quinn began his comic career in New York as a regular on the comedy show circuit. Colin made his television debut as co-host of MTV's popular game show "Remote Control". Quinn landed a spot on the legendary late-night show, "Saturday Night Live" where he entertained audience for five seasons. After SNL, Quinn tackled societal issues on "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn". Colin's first one-man show Sanctifying Grace, began off-Broadway in 1994 and was later produced as Colin Quinn - An Irish Wake and played at the Helen Hayes Theatre. Last summer, Colin appeared in the Adam Sandler comedy "Grown Ups". He can be seen in Sony's "Donny's Boy" opposite Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg, June 2012.
From his personification of Caesar as the original Italian mobster, to his complaints about Ancient Greece and Antigone giving way to Costco and Snooki, Quinn is at his satirical best, taking on the attitudes, appetites and bad habits that have toppled the world's most powerful nations.
First running on Broadway, then airing on HBO, the show's Broadway run was extended due to the popularity. Quinn has been touring Long Story Short throughout 2011 and took a show to the highly acclaimed Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal where it received tremendous accolades. Directed for the stage by Jerry Seinfeld, the Broadway show was produced by Eva Price and Richard Martini.
Bonus Features: - Commentary with Colin Quinn and director Jerry Seinfeld - Behind-the-Scenes Footage - Press Event Footage
Press: "Quinn is a Master. A Polished Act." - Daily News "Colin Quinn nails it. State of the art." Time Magazine "Brisk and Seinfeldian" New York Magazine
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