Ted Greenberg's The Complete Performer

Starring Emmy Award winning Letterman writer, Ted Greenberg!

     
6PM Saturdays It Is

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Posted: April 23, 2015
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The Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Madison Square Garden and ME!

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It’s official. After 7 smash years I’ve been declared a not-to-be-missed New York City Experience.

The people have spoken:

“I’ve seen Jeter reach 3000 hits in the Bronx, UConn beat Michigan State in The Garden to go on and win the national championship but my most memorable moment was the night I went to see The Complete Performer. Mr. Ted Greenberg is nothing short of brilliant and awesome…” – Nick, User Review, Google Plus

“Definitely a New York experience. The show is hilarious, off-beat, and energetic.” – Corrina, User Review, TripAdvisor.com

“It’s a perfect thing to take a friend to for an offbeat and unexpected night out in New York. “- Jamie, User Review, Time Out New York

“Must be experienced by both visitors to the city and born-and-raised New Yorkers. This is one of those special shows that’s hard to find in the city nowadays.”
Kyle, User Review, Yelp.com

Read these and over 100 other reviews in their entirety on the Peer Review sites.

I do. They make great summer reading.

Then buy tickets.

Then tell your friends “It’s one of those NYC things you have to do, like strolling the Brooklyn Bridge or dining at the River Cafe. And you might win the free cab ride with Ted too.”

Looking forward to seeing you at Ted Greenberg’s The Complete Performer 6pm Saturdays.

Yours in comedy,
Ted Greenberg



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Those Reviews Do Matter

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Posted: April 21, 2015
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As a long-running show in New York, I am understand the importance of peer review sites and how they help audience members make decisions about what to see and do in their hometowns and cities they visit across the globe. As a traveler, I visit Yelp.com or TripAdvisor.com when making my plays. I trust others will point me in the right direction.

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I read with great interest about Brad Reynolds and how he has posted the most reviews and photos of anyone on TripAdvisor.com. He uses his reviews a way to keep a journal about his trips. He’s visited dozens of countries and traveled more than 600,000 miles. The American is currently based in Hong Kong with his wife Jill.

Of course, Brad, you’re always invited to see Ted Greenberg’s The Complete Performer whenever you’re next in New York. We would love to see how we stack up against that New Zealand milkshake and those amazing museums.



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Best in the Business

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Posted: April 16, 2015
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Spring is here. It’s a strange time of year. Major League Baseball is barely 10 games in. NCAA Basketball is over with both old school men’s (Duke) and women’s (UConn) champions. Football is way over. And we’re heading to the NBA playoffs.
 
If you’re like me, you’re a fan not only of sports, but great sports writing. Whether it was the late, great David Foster Wallace’s take on Roger Federer, an article I re-read on occasion. Some writers create work that pulsates as vibrantly as the athletes they cover.
 
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Today I’m going to give a special shout out to Jason Gay. Check out this article he wrote about Stephen Curry. It’s another fine example of his enormous talent. Happy Reading. And enjoy the NBA playoffs. I know I will.



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A Comedy Takes Root on Broadway

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Posted: April 13, 2015
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Have you seen Hand to God, the new play that just opened on Broadway? Not yet. Well, it’s time to race to the theater. And, don’t just take my word for it. The play with the dirty mouthed sock puppet has heart and some glowing notices to boot. The play has taken a cool journey to the Great White Way, moving from Ensemble Studio Theatre to MCC and now the holy land of theater.
 
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Charles Isherwood of New York Times wrote a love letter to the play. Elisabeth Vincentelli of the New York Post gave it 3.5 stars (out of 4). The New York Daily News also praised the play.
 
Of course, audiences love sidekicks-mascots and hand puppets-whether they can talk or they spew racy language. Here’s to enjoying Hand to God!



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Comedy News for April 2015

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Posted: April 6, 2015
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Lots going on in the comedy world these days. Here are some of my favorite recent reads.

Vulture has a couple must-read articles. First up, there’s a giant statue dedicated to comedy queen Lucille Ball. Not sure exactly what to make of it, but still. And, here’s a look back at Rififi, the once home of conceptual comedy. Twenty-one comics remember the space.
 
Here’s the obit for Tom Koch, who left his indelible print on Mad Magazine and a variety of comedy shows. It’s a lovely piece.
 
You know him. You love him. Esquire takes a look at Robert Downey, Jr’s comedy career as he celebrates half a century of life.
 
A new animated comedy is coming to FX, courtesy of Diddy. Speaking of, Louie returns.



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David Yazbek’s Latest Show at the Atlantic Theater Company

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Posted: March 30, 2015
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I interviewed my friend David Yazbek two and a half years ago for this blog. Last week, it was announced that his latest show will be part of the Atlantic Theater Company‘s 30th Anniversary Season.
 
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Atlantic’s 2015/2016 Season will also include work by playwright/director Adam Rapp, Billie Joe Armstrong of American Idiot, and Dominique Morisseau along with a revival of Caryl Churchill’s Cloud Nine. The Band’s Visit from Yazbek (music and lyrics) and Itamar Moses (book) will premiere about a year from now. For full details, read the announcement on Playbill.com.
 
Kudos David.



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Barbara Walters Returns to The View

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Posted: March 27, 2015
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A year ago, before Barbara Walters retired, I was on The View, the iconic show she created. Yes, Barbara selected me as her favorite comedian, an honor I wear proudly. You can see a brief video of my appearance here.
 
I had a grand time at The View, both behind the scenes, and in front of the show’s wonderful audience. I bet you can tell by the video how hyped I am. Plus, I’ve been a fan of Ms. Walters my whole life.
 
Barbara returned to The View on Thursday to celebrate the program’s 4,000 show. Quite a feat. I’ve performed The Complete Performer week in and week out for nearly seven years. I know how much effort goes into keeping a long-running show going. And, I salute Barbara for her landmark career and The View’s 4,000 episodes. I’m thrilled that I was part of one of them.



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Spring is Just Around the Corner

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Posted: March 19, 2015
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imagesTomorrow is the first day of spring. I’m not sure if we will realize that in New York City where three to five inches of snow is forecast. Not exactly the best way to welcome the new season.
 
I’m just grateful that the temperatures will soar to 50 degrees on Saturday before my show. Thank goodness. Look, we all talk about the weather. It’s the thing we all have in common, but this winter in particular, it’s been THE topic of conversation.
 
Friends and colleagues have sworn they are moving from the Big Apple due to the onslaught of winter and how long it lasts. I’m a New Yorker for life, but I understand the sentiment. I just look at the cup as half full. At least we don’t live in Massachusetts or Maine. Gorgeous places, but their winters have been far more brutal than ours.
 
I hope this snow storm is the last gasp of winter, and we can start talking about comedy. Or something else.



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Latest Comedy News | March 2015

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Posted: March 16, 2015
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Every few weeks, I take a look at the comedy landscape, the latest news to hit. Comedy and people’s appetite for it isn’t created in a vacuum. Staying informed and understanding the way everything moves is important. And sometimes entertaining.
 
Sadly, Justin Bieber is the biggest name in comedy today thanks to the Comedy Central Roast of the young singer. If you want more details on that event, look no further than US Weekly.
 
This Ad Age article is a bit inside baseball, but it still hits a homerun. It looks at the syndication pipeline for comedy shows. Very interesting.
 
Here’s Forbes writer Jonathan Leaf covering the upcoming film Danny Collins.
 
Enjoy these interesting reads.



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Where to Eat Before the Show

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Posted: March 9, 2015
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It’s time to update our list of pre-show restaurants. We’ve moved to 6pm Saturdays, and not every restaurant in the neighborhood is open before our show. If you’re looking to grab a bit or a coffee before Ted Greenberg’s The Complete Performer on Saturdays, check out these spots.
 
Mezzogiorno | 195 Spring Street – Delicious Italian food. A SoHo staple within a few blocks from the theater. We cannot say enough about the artichoke pizza.
 
Cafe Borgia | 161 Prince Street – New York was filled with cafes like this one during the 1980s and 1990s. Relaxed. A great spot for coffee, tea, a snack or a meal.
 
The Barrel Room at City Winery | 155 Varick Street – A great wine selection, delicious Meditarrean fare and only steps away from Soho Playhouse.
 
The Brooklyneer | 220 West Houston Street – Wonderful cocktails and to die for nachos. Plus other bar food. It’s a five-minute walk to Soho Playhouse.
 
Happy eating! We cannot wait to see you at the show.



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