|How this Comedian Drives a Cab
Categories: Taxi Cabs
Posted: January 24, 2013
by Ted Greenberg
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My weekly Off Broadway comedy show, Ted Greenberg’s The Complete Performer, has a couple of hallmarks. Most notably, a free cab ride home for one group of lucky audience members. That’s right, I drive them home or to their next stop in five boroughs in a real New York City yellow cab. You may check out some of the rides here. I’m often asked how I am able to do this. There are two answers.
#1 Back in the late 80s, I spent some time as a cabbie. I’d always dreamed of driving the iconic yellow taxi in my hometown. When I began performing my show five years ago, I renewed my hack license.
#2 Elizabeth Osei of Napasei Taxi Management Corporation. She makes sure I have a cab for my show week in and week out. The show owes her a huge debt. Elizabeth is a lovely woman with a terrific heart and head for business. I’m thrilled to work with her. You can see her and hear her infectious laugh in my anniversary video below. You can also read this profile the New York Times did on Elizabeth and her husband Isaac. They start their days early, and have business — important business to tend to in Ghana as well. And, I cannot thank them enough for their help with my show.
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