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Jerry Seinfeld, Currently Directing on Broadway, Is on Board for HBO Special Showcasing Ex-‘SNL’ Star

Jan 28, 2011  •  Post A Comment

HBO plans to air a special in April featuring a former “Saturday Night Live” cast member’s one-man Broadway show about the rise and fall of civilization, The New York Times reports in its ArtsBeat blog.

The special will showcase Colin Quinn’s Broadway show, which is being directed by Jerry Seinfeld, and the former “Seinfeld” star is actively involved in the TV project.

The stage show, called "Colin Quinn: Long Story Short," marks Seinfeld’s Broadway directorial debut, the story notes. HBO became interested in the show last summer, when Quinn was performing it Off Broadway and preparing to move it to Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theater, the article notes.

"This is a guy that I have believed in and been amazed by for so many years, and it’s just really cool to be part of creating something–a vehicle for someone’s talent," Seinfeld said, according to the piece.

The article notes that the show will be taped Feb. 2-3 for the special and that Seinfeld will be involved in directing the tapings.

“I’ve done a little television, so I kind of have some idea of how it all works," Seinfeld said.

Quinn was an “SNL” cast member for five years and has hosted shows on MTV and Comedy Central.

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