Ted Greenberg's The Complete Performer

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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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Turn Your Clocks Back

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Posted: November 24, 2014
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After six weeks at 6:00 pm, my show–Ted Greenberg’s The Complete Performer–returns to 10:00 pm through the end of 2014. That’s right, I take the stage at the Soho Playhouse every Saturday night at 10:00pm.
 
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Get your tickets now. We’ve found that large groups love to celebrate the holidays with us. The show is perfect for couples, friends, bachelorette parties, birthday celebrations and more. What’s great about downtown New York is that you can see my show at 10:00pm, and then head out to the hottest nightlife–bars, restaurants and clubs–to continue the fun.
 
Hope to see you at my show soon.



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The Parody Musical

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Posted: November 17, 2014
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There’s nothing quite like a parody musical–where some form of pop culture is given its over the top due. The PIT (I interviewed owner Ali Farahnakian here) is currently hosting a series of musical parodies of famous movies.
 
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Next up is Steel Petunias, a funny look at the five hanky film Steel Magnolias. I’m betting that the Olympia Dukakis character has some great song in there. Remember her? It will, of course, be difficult to match the dramatic actions of two-time Academy Award winner Sally Field, but it’d be fun to see it done.
 
Steel Petunias is on the boards December 2nd at 6:00pm. Get your tickets now.



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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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Latest in Comedy News

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Posted: October 30, 2014
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HBO has a couple comedy pilots in the works. One by Mike White, who worked on Enlightened. Another will star Kyra Sedgwick, who lit up cable television in the drama The Closer. The comedy pilot is by Kari Lizer, who created The New Adventures of Old Christine. Learn more at Deadline.com.
 
The Comedy Store in San Diego is hurting today. A very fancy car slammed into the building that houses the comedy club. The full story may be read at U-T San Diego.
 
The Sydney Morning Herald reports on the first indigenous sketch show in 40 years.
 
Just a reminder that my show is again at 6pm this week and every week through November 22nd.



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