Ted Greenberg's The Complete Performer

Starring Emmy Award winning Letterman writer, Ted Greenberg!

Women Are Taking Over Comedy

Categories: Comedians,Comedy Shows
Posted: May 30, 2013

There have always been funny ladies. Carol Burnett. Gilda Radner. And the list goes on and on. The last decade, though, has enjoyed a renaissance of women comedians. Amy Poehler. Wanda Sykes. Kristen Wiig. Tina Fey. And who’s hotter than Melissa McCarthy right now? Maybe Lena Dunham. And now Amy Schumer.
Amy Schumer
Halfway through Comedy Central’s first season of Inside Amy Schumer, the show has already been renewed for a second season of 10 episodes, slated to air in 2014. Not bad.
Entertainment Weekly raved about the show, giving it an A. And started the review with “Amy Schumer is just as profane as any man, woman, or drunk robot on Comedy Central.” And then wrote, “There’s something communal about Schumer’s approach to comedy. It’s not just about punchlines. It’s about conversations. And she makes the women around her seem funnier, just by letting them in on the joke.”
Clearly Comedy Central and its fans like being in on the joke. And they will be, at least for one more season. Congrats Amy.

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Twitter Is the New Comedy Frontier

Categories: Comedy Shows,Latest News
Posted: April 22, 2013

Twitter has become an integral, daily part of life over the last few years. That 140-character social media instrument offers news, inspires arguments and allows comedy to shine. It’s also a great way to connect with fans. I, as @TCPOffBway, have a great time exchanging ideas, funny photos and info about my show — Ted Greenberg’s The Complete Perfomer — with the world.

This past week, major news channels referenced the Boston Police Department’s Twitter account throughout the stand off with the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing. The latest news was first shared with a Tweet, then a press conference.
But, not everything is a serious matter on Twitter. On April Fools’ Day, Lindsay Lohan announced she was pregnant. Not true. I recently wrote about a Michael Ian Black-Marc Maron interview that occurred after they had a verbal battle via Twitter. Over the weekend, the New York Times wrotee a great profile about Comedy Central’s upcoming online comedy festival — one that features six-second video tweets at a time by legendary comics like Carl Reiner and emerging talent — Amy Schumer — alike.
It’s interesting to think how technology changes the way comics work. In this case, the time limit, which is de rigeur at comedy clubs. The five-minute set, the ten-minute set, etc. But, comedy in six second chunks. That’s news. I cannot wait to ‘tune’ in and watch what can be done in this way.

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