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Thank You Dave

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Posted: May 21, 2015
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I started my career writing for David Letterman in the early days of his 30-plus year career. What an honor.
 
All I can say is thank you for that boost. And thank you for everything you’ve done over the past three decades.
 
You will be missed.



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Roundup: Letterman News

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Posted: May 18, 2015
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When I won an Emmy writing for David Letterman in the early years, I didn’t know then that he would become such an iconic staple of American television. For 30+ years, Americans have turned on their TV and bid their day adieu with the Canadian, gap-toothed funnyman. Whether it was his Top 10 or Stupid Animal Tricks or the bits with his mother, he’s made us guffaw for decades. It’s hard to believe it all comes to an end later this week. We will be a country adrift without his supreme talents.
 
As such, here are some of the best comedy articles and insights about David Letterman and how he changed the landscape of late night television.
 
Everybody was touched by Norm Macdonald’s touching tribute to his comedy hero.
 

 
This Newsweek profile of the early years of David Letterman’s career is simply sublime.
 
The Mercury News lists 10 reasons to miss the show. All good ones.
 
For the geeks among us, this Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel look at the numbers/stats of the show is quite intriguing.
 
I will watch every episode of Dave’s final week and reminisce about those early years. Happy Viewing.



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We’re Back This Weekend

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Posted: May 11, 2015
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Two weeks is a long time in New York City where a million things can happen in a minute! Right? New Yorkers walk quickly, talk fast and rush about the city.
 
We have spent some time on the show the past two weekends as Soho Playhouse was transformed into an even more amazing space to perform. There is more room for audience!
 
So please see the show. We’re back at 6pm every Saturday now. Get your tickets here. We look forward to entertaining you.



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Saying Good-Bye to Letterman

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Posted: May 7, 2015
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As many of you know, I won an Emmy for my writing. For David Letterman in the early days of the show. It was a dream job in many ways–creating conceptual comedy sketches and being part of late night TV history.
 
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As Letterman prepares to sign off air after three decades entertaining the masses, there are many retrospectives on his illustrious career. Here’s Vulture’s look back at the world of Dave. Former writers–including my writing partner David Yazbek–talk about the sketches that didn’t make it on air.
 
It’s fun to reminisce about those early days, and hear what excited the show’s writers over the years.
 
Thanks Dave.



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Margarita Time

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Posted: May 4, 2015
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Today is Star Wars Day (May the 4th); tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo. One of the best places to enjoy a margarita is within walking distance of the Soho Playhouse where I perform my weekly comedy show. That’s right, head to Agave on Seventh Avenue for some tasty grub and mouth-watering margaritas.
 
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The intimate bar is a fun place to kick back with friends or have a little romantic date. The sunken dining room is carefully lit and is the right location for dinner conversation and to wine and dine folks. Whenever I’m looking for some great Mexican food and a margarita, I head to Agave.
 
The place also has a great happy hour, but tomorrow is ‘national drink a margarita day’ so price shouldn’t matter!



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Sometimes You Need a Break

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Posted: April 30, 2015
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Renovations are underway at Soho Playhouse. We’re excited about these changes for many reasons. One of them is that the changes allow for more seating. But with all of these developments, we need to take a couple weeks off and get ready to reopen the show on May 16th. You can get your tickets here.



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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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