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Just a Reminder: Limited Edition 6pm Shows Coming Soon

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Posted: September 22, 2014
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For the past six years, I have performed nearly every Saturday night at 10pm — minus a few nights off and a few performances at 11pm (what was I thinking?). You can set your clock by Ted Greenberg’s The Complete Performer. If it’s 10 pm on Saturday, I’m taking the stage of Soho Playhouse for my mostly one-man comedy show.
 
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To celebrate my 6th Anniversary this fall and to appease those fans who have asked for an earlier performance time, I will have a series of 6pm shows beginning October 25th. Get your tickets now because this time change won’t last long. Only 6 weeks in fact. Limited opportunity to say you saw the show at an earlier time.
 
Looking forward to seeing you at the show!



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It’s All About Baseball

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Posted: September 18, 2014
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Fall 2014. The last time to see the great Derek Jeter play in pinstripes. Is there a more revered player in this town? I don’t think so. The Yankees shortstop has been team captain, led the Bombers to five championships, and been a model baseball player. A class act. On and off the field. It’s hard to believe #2 won’t be in spring training next year. It’s even harder to believe he’s 40 because he’s been a Yankee for nearly 20 years.
 
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Thank you Derek for bringing glory to the Bronx. For being an all-around great guy and even better player. And for helping to restore the Yankees to their greatness. A place they richly deserve. I will miss cheering you on.
 
On the funny side of baseball, there’s Bryan Cranston — possibly the best living actor today (Hello Walter White) — showing off his funny side. The Guardian offers many different looks, but the first about MLB may be the best. See the videos here.
 
Enjoy the final days of the season.



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Latest Comedy News

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Posted: September 16, 2014
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If you know my weekly comedy show — Ted Greenberg’s The Complete Performer — you know I’m a big fan of interactive comedy and crowd work. Being innovative with those tropes inspires me. I read this article about Smashatron, a monthly comedy show in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with great interest. Check out what’s happening there.
 
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The Fringe Encore series serves up some of the best shows from the 2014 festival. Full disclosure, I’m a 2008 FringeNYC alum. A few of the shows are comedies. Such as: <50%, a romantic comedy about a five-year relationship that unfolds onstage in surprising ways; and Gary Busey's One Man Hamlet (As Performed by David Carl), which I think is self explanatory. For the full list of Fringe Encores series shows, click here.
 



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We Are All New Yorkers

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Posted: September 11, 2014
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Today…thinking about 13 years ago and New York City’s darkest hour. As well as the moments of heroism and courage.
 
I love my city.
 
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Women Take the Wheel

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Posted: September 8, 2014
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I opened the New York Times today, and enjoyed reading an article about taxis. As you may know, I drive a cab at the end of the my long-running Off-Broadway comedy show Ted Greenberg’s The Complete Performer. That’s right. One lucky audience group is randomly selected at the end of my show. And, I drive them anywhere in New York City — home, to a bar, wherever.
 
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I’ve been a fan of yellow taxis since I was a youngster. They are quintessential New York. Now comes word that SheTaxis will launch in New York City next week. You will be able to order a female-driven cab through an app. Passengers must also be women. This is a great idea, offering what I’m sure some think is a much needed service.
 
The article points out that only 5% of cabbies are women, and that this new service offers additional opportunities for them. That’s great. Entrepreneurial spirit. What could be more New York than that?



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Tennis Fever

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Posted: September 4, 2014
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I’m a homer. For tennis. For the US Open. I’ve written about the tournament before. And I’ve always admired the show — the athletes, the matches, the wild audience. But, this year it’s different. I’ve truly been bitten by the tennis bug. I’ve already visited the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center multiple times in the last 10 days, and tonight, I get to watch Roger Federer play Gael Monfils.
 
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For those of you who don’t know either of these players, turn on the TV tonight. Federer, arguably the greatest player ever (or at least in the conversation), is back in form after a lackluster 2013 campaign. And Monfils (pictured below) is a great showman. An acrobat with a racket. And his game has matured where Fed fans need to be concerned about tonight’s match-up.
 
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So tonight at 8pm Eastern Time tune in and watch Federer and Monfils light up the court and treat the audience to a fantastic match. Me included.
 
And maybe I’ll see you at the Open next year. I’m ready to buy my 2015 tickets now.



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Sending Best Wishes to Joan Rivers

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Posted: September 1, 2014
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Last week, Joan Rivers — the funny lady who has entertained America for generations — was put in a medically induced coma, according to reports. Of course, my crew at Ted Greenberg’s The Complete Performer, Mascot Greenberg and I wish Ms. Rivers a fast and full recovery. We need her back critiquing fashion and wowing audiences with her acerbic wit at shows large and small.
 
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Joan Rivers has been a groundbreaker from Day One. Whether being a guest host on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson or the breakout star interviewing celebrities on the red carpet, she has set tongues a-wagging. Can you forget her famous line? “Who are you wearing?”
 
She does not suffer fools. She puts her foot in her mouth and a few others. But, she always goes for the comedy whether ripping stars a new one based on their fashion choices or cracking audiences up with her un-PC jokes. There is no one quite like Joan Rivers.
 
Here’s to another good 81 years for this unforgettable star.



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Funny Ladies are the Biggest Story at the Emmys

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Posted: August 28, 2014
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When the Emmys were handed out this week, the biggest stories surrounded two funny women. And for very different reasons. The headlines were all about Girls creator Lena Dunham and comedian Sarah Silverman.
 
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On the red carpet, Silverman let Giuliana Rancic look inside her clutch. When asked about a certain device found inside, Silverman revealed that it is her liquid pot vaporizer. And the world went nuts. In fact, I don’t think many remember that she took home an Emmy, just that she carried a pot pen. You can catch the video here.
 
The other huge story was Dunham’s new look. Her blonde Oliver Cromwell haircut and her voluminous dress, which landed her on nearly every worst dress list out there. Outside of Tilda Swinton and Bjork, that generally does not happen. I love that she can turn the conversation about herself no matter what she does. And that she takes risks in her fashion, just like on her show.
 
Thank you ladies for keeping it interesting.



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Tennis Takes Over New York

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Posted: August 25, 2014
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Today, the US Open makes Queens the place to be. The best tennis players in the world will vie for top prize at the final Grand Slam of the year, and this sport will have New York under its spell for two glorious weeks.
 
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Arthur Ashe Stadium is huge, and unless you have corporate tickets, the worst place to watch two pros hit a tennis ball. But the rest of the courts offer a chance to sit mere feet from the top pros. While Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova haven’t set foot on those courts in years, you may catch the new Genie Bouchard, the Canadian player who has sets hearts afire with her play and beauty. Or see Nick Krygios, an up-and-coming American player.
 
Either way, there are millions of reasons to head out to the tournament during the fortnight. Besides the great players on court, there are plenty of celebrities who will be there taking in the action. There’s live music and activities for kids too.
 
Maybe I’ll see you out there. Bring your sunscreen



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Comedy Specials on Netflix

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Posted: August 18, 2014
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Netflix has become a gamechanger in the entertainment world. The company, once solely known for shipping DVDs of films and TV shows, is now a top content provider with shows like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black — two of the most talked about and beloved on any platform today.
 
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Last week Netflix threw its hat in the comedy special arena — something you think about HBO and other cable channels. According to this Denver Post article, Netflix will present five comedy specials from Bill Cosby, Chelsea Handler, Chelsea Peretti, Jim Jefferies and Bill Burr. From August 29th through December 5th, the company will roll out the five comedy specials — all taped this year.
 
I’m a fan of Ms. Peretti’s, and look forward to her special the most. But, I love how Netflix gives us another reason to subscribe.



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