Ever since comedian Colin Quinn debuted his Broadway show, Long Story Short last year, his career has found a second, thriving life– and deservedly so. The Jerry Seinfeld-directed one-man theater piece was turned into an HBO special, which aired in April, garnered critical praise and was most recently nominated for an Emmy. And now, the world of books have embraced the brainy, but somewhat undervalued, veteran stand-up.
Quinn’s book, titled Yesterday’s News, will hang on the strength of the comic’s already broad knowledge of history he used to create Long Story Short. The tome, according to Deadline, will consist of imagined headlines, opinion pieces, obituaries and classified advertising throughout the ages– all of them, of course, created from Quinn’s imagination. Grand Central Publishing, who have become the unofficial champion of comedian authors with clients like Jon Stewart, Chelsea Handler, Michael Showalter and David Cross, will publish Quinn’s book.