You Got Left
By Andrew Andrews
At age 24, Andrew Collin convinced his uncle to purchase an orange grove in Florida and turn it into a housing development.
His commission on the multi-million dollar purchase was $250,000.00.
Then he moved to New York City, and at age 38, he’s a professional dog walker.
“I didn’t start at the bottom and now I’m here,” Collin explains. “If anything, I started at the top and worked my way down.”
Of course, it took a lot to get from point A to point B, and we heard all about it in the comedian’s full length comedy special, You Got Left, part of the Speak Up, Rise Up festival this week at The Tank.
Ahri Findling opened the show, warming up the crowd by complaining that he can’t handle another visit from people who don’t live in New York (“The High Line is not The Great Wall of China!”) and reminding us
Laughter filled the room before Collin even hit the stage.
Backtracking for just a moment: we’re used to attending
Clearly, Collin has established quite a following, and they filled the theater to hear about the time his brothers and best friend cornered him for an intervention about his addiction to… being lazy!
And the time a guy (who pretended to be an ex-Navy Seal) stabbed him while wearing a bulletproof vest that turned out not to be knife-proof.
As he was rushed to the hospital, Collin couldn’t help but notice that he was bleeding to death in
There’s a lot more to laugh about in Collin’s life story, which he dubbed “a show about [Jewish] privilege.”
So much, in fact, that he ran out of time telling it all.
“I’m gonna be way over,” he warned near the end, “so I’ll give you the Cliff Notes. I didn’t think it would take me this long. What could I have cut?”
Thankfully, he didn’t cut any of
But we’re not gonna reveal the details, because Collin’s story will surely be told again.
Unfortunately, however, you can’t catch it during the festival,
The good news is: there are plenty of other shows in the festival between now and it’s conclusion this Sunday.
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Andrew Andrews attended You Got Left at The Tank in Manhattan on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 @ 9:30pm to write this review.
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