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Things to Do December27th

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Posted: December 18, 2014
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While Ted Greenberg’s The Complete Performer goes dark for one night – December 27th – there are other things to do around the city.
 
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If you’re looking for comedy, Nick Griffin – maybe you’ve seen the veteran comic on one of the late night shows – will be at Gotham Comedy Club December 26th and 27th. You’ve also got eight shows to choose from at The Pit and more at UCB Theatre.
 
If music is what you’re after, check out The Fab Faux at our neighbor, City Winery. Or why not stop by one of the Village’s best clubs–Smalls. It’s open late and has a great line up on the 27th.
 
Whatever you do, have a grand time. We will miss you. But we are back January 3rd.



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One More Show in 2014

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Posted: December 15, 2014
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Dear Friends and Fans…We have one more show in 2014. That’s right. You can see Ted Greenberg’s The Complete Performer on Saturday, December 20th at 10pm. Book your tickets now. Join us for the last show of the year, and enjoy a wild evening of comedy where one audience group wins a free cab ride home, driven by me.
 
We’re taking December 27th off, but will return in the New Year. Happy Holidays from my crew to you and yours!
 
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Eating Hearty at the Blossom Cafe

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Posted: December 11, 2014
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Last night, I enjoyed an epic meal at Blossom on Carmine, just a few blocks from where I take the stage every Saturday night for Ted Greenberg’s The Complete Performer. And, while enjoying my four-course meal–you read that right–I realized I should blog about the vegan restaurant for those vegan/vegetarian fans of the show.
 
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If you want to grab a bite in the neighborhood (it’s literally a six- or seven-minute walk to the theater), Blossom on Carmine is a great option. Last night I started the meal off with a tomato-eggplant soup while my dining companion had the celery pureed soup. Both were slightly spicy and tasty and warm. Perfect for a night with a little snow in the air.
 
We moved onto three tacos and the black eyed pea cake for appetizers, and I’d highly recommend both. The black eyed pea cake is hearty while the tacos, with a dash of lime, are wonderfully flavorful. For our entrees, I ate the vegetable tagine, which was another winner, while my friend had seitan cutlets over kale and mashed potatoes, which also looked amazing. We finished the night off with tiramisu and peach cobbler, both are good, but we recommend the tiramisu! C’mon it’s tiramisu!
 
The service was prompt, but not overbearing. And, we sat downstairs, which allowed us to have a lovely conversation.
 
Happy eating!



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Praising The Red Cross

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Posted: December 8, 2014
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Last week, one of Ted Greenberg’s The Complete Performer‘s team member lost her apartment due to an early morning fire. Thankfully, she is ok. Her cat too. While other members of our team and her other friends have rallied around her, she’s also received very generous support from The Red Cross.
 
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The organization found her temporary housing, gave her some gift cards to buy necessities and helped with other issues too. Seeing this work up close and personal has been inspiring. I know when I’m making donations this holiday season, The Red Cross will be at the top of my list.
 
Thank you.



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A Show to Toast at Soho Playhouse

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Posted: December 4, 2014
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Audiences are flocking to The Imbible at Soho Playhouse. I know because my weekly comedy show–Ted Greenberg’s The Complete Performer–takes the stage after them on Saturday nights. It’s, of course, no surprise that New Yorkers would be entertained by a show about alcohol.
 
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Here’s what it says about the show on the Soho Playhouse web site:
 
The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking – The drinks are on us! Join world-renowned mixologist and raconteur Anthony Caporale for a boozy romp through the history of alcohol. Cocktails and comedy combine for an utterly unique musical theatre experience! “An absolute must-see!” raves The Huffington Post. 21+ only.
 
Get your tickets before the show leaves January 3rd! For more info, go HERE.



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This Week in Chris Rock

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Posted: December 1, 2014
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This week in New York, Chris Rock’s film Top Five will receive its premiere. The film is in theaters on Friday, December 5th. As such, Chris Rock has been everywhere promoting the film, which has garnered outstanding notices.
 
There’s the must read New York magazine interview conducted by Frank Rich. Rock waxes poetic about a number of issues from Ferguson to President Obama to comedy tours on college campuses. He also discusses his upcoming film and how hard it is to direct a comedy.
 
The New York Daily News interviewed him as well. As it turns out, Rock’s father drove a Daily News delivery truck, and as a teen, Rock even punched the clock at the daily newspaper.
 
Watch the Top Five trailer below:
 



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Friends with Four Paws Benefit 11/20

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Posted: November 13, 2014
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It’s always good to give back. And, it feels right, especially around Thanksgiving. Two members of Ted Greenberg’s The Complete Performer are involved with an upcoming fundraiser, hosted in the very same space where we perform Saturday nights. On Thursday, November 20th, there will be a comedy event in support of Friends with Four Paws, a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization formed to rescue animals at the Chickasha Animal Shelter in Oklahoma from imminent death by having mobile adoption locations and providing foster care for dogs and cats. The rescued animals are adopted throughout the country, including in New York.
 
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The line-up of comics includes TGTCP’s own Mike Cupolo (host) and Paul Murdock along with Naomi Karavani, Jena Axelrod, Brett Druck, Craig Todaro and Jacob Silver. Showtime is 8pm. Tickets are only $18 and may be purchased in advance at Eventbrite. There will also be a silent auction, where you can win tickets to TGTCP as well.
 
All proceeds benefit Friends with Four Paws.



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Hottest Comedy News: Yes, Please!

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Posted: November 10, 2014
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The hottest comedy news right now is taking place on any stage. It’s the debut of Amy Poehler’s memoir Yes, Please!. This Daily Mail article covers The Paley Center for Media event that coincided with the launch of the book.
 
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Amy is known for her terrific tenure on Saturday Night Live and for her portrayal of Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation, the long-running NBC sitcom that will end its run this year. She has received 15 Emmy Award nominations to date. And who can forget her work in films: Blades of Glory, Baby Mama, Deuce Bigelow: Male Gigolo, and Mean Girls.
 
Before all of this, she was on the Chicago and New York improv scene, working with Second City and Upright Citizens Brigade, respectively. And, even in some plays. Friends have come across her name in playbills form the late 90s.
 
Yes, Please! is out now. And you can read about her extraordinary career in this new memoir.



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FringeNYC Needs Our Help

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Posted: November 6, 2014
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As you know, Ted Greenberg’s The Complete Performer got its start at the New York International Fringe Festival in 2008, and I’ve been a loyal fan ever since. Elena Holy is an amazing and passionate producer, and somehow year in and year out, she makes dreams come true for thousands of artists and theater lovers.
 
I received a letter that FringeNYC needs some support, particularly for its free programming. They have set up a crowdfunding campaign to raise $20,000 for FringeHIGH, FringeJR, FringeU, FringeART, FringeAL FRESCO, and FringeCLUB. Essentially the festival was recently notified that it’s not receiving its usual support for the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. And the festival needs to cover the costs of these vital programs.
 
Of course, Elena makes the plea more elegantly than I can. So please check it out.



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New York Comedy Festival

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Posted: November 3, 2014
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Jason Zinoman does it again. In his thoughtful New York Times profile of the New York Comedy Festival, he teases out three of the hot stories from this year’s festival.
 
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He profiles the controversy surrounding Hannibal Buress and Bill Cosby. Buress called out Cosby in a joke focusing on accusations of sexual abuse that have been leveled at the ‘family man’ comic. Now, they’ll be on stage a night apart. Zinoman also looks at the Los Angeles invasion–comics from the West Coast who will be at the festival. And finally he offers insights into two comics–Sara Schaefer and Pete Holmes–who had TV shows recently canceled.
 
For more info on the New York Comedy Festival, visit this website.



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