Ted Greenberg's The Complete Performer

Starring Emmy Award winning Letterman writer, Ted Greenberg!

The Man Behind the Mascot

Categories: Latest News
Posted: July 8, 2013

Ted Greenberg and Mascot Greenberg
Saturday night marked the end of an era for Ted Greenberg’s The Complete Performer. After more than 200 shows, Mike Motz, who plays my irascible sidekick Mascot Greenberg, did his last Twerking in the name of humor. It’s hard to write this post. How do I thank Motz for creating such a wonderfully funny and game ‘character’ through dance, movement and gesture. Words don’t seem fitting somehow. It would probably be better if I could do my own interpretative dance to express my gratitude.
Anyone who has seen the show knows that Motz is a brilliant improviser, and he has a certain je ne sais quoi when he busts a move throughout my weekly comedy show. I will sincerely miss sharing the stage every week with him as well as all of the wild activities we’ve done between shows — playing handball or riding a bicycle built for two. He has given the show more than four-and-half-years of amusing and thoughtful work. I’m so grateful.
As I’ve been casting for a “new” Mascot, I realize just what a big head it is to fill. You need strength, stamina, an ability to think on your feet, willingness to rock it out on full tilt for an hour and an unfettered desire to make people laugh.
Motz is leaving to pursue his comedy career out West — in the beautiful Colorado Rockies and points beyond. New York won’t be the same without you. Of course, any time you pass through the Big Apple, you know you have a stage waiting for you man. Truly.
Good luck Motz. May the road be kind to ya, and hope to see you around New York soon.

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Categories: Latest News
Posted: January 17, 2012

As a taxi driver and current Off-Broadway darling, I know a lot about football.
New York Giants beat Packers

The Giants swept aside the Packers in Green Bay on Sunday. They prevailed through grit, cunning, and despite suspect home-field officiating throughout (bad spots, late hits, chronic holding, and a fumble deemed to be a turnover by everyone in the world but 2 high-ranking zebras = refs). The Giants responded to shoddy refereeing with sustained play so strong as to be undeniable.

And it wasn’t just on Sunday. Of late, teams are permitted to appeal unfavorable rulings by means of a challenge flag. Giant head coach Tom Coughlin’s last 8 challenges have been denied. That’s the longest current streak in the league. But the 8-challenge losing streak coincides with a 4-game winning streak against top opponents. That’s an awesome inverse relationship. Close–calls-against-us and wins.

Rather than sulk or finger-point, the Giants persevere. As a lifelong Giants fan I love that. As a New Yorker I’m proud of it. In my personal and professional life I aspire to it. And so does my mascot.

Yes, I have my own mascot (given the choice who wouldn’t?). And my mascot hasn’t missed a performance of Ted Greenberg’s The Complete Performer in over 3 years and despite much adversity.

Throughout 2010 my mascot performed with a separated shoulder.
Winter in New York City
Every one of my shows ends with a cab ride home for winning audience members. In the 22-inch snow storm of ’09 my mascot was with me in the front seat.

See my show, Ted Greenberg’s The Complete Performer, and you’ll see why my mascot is a New York Giant.

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What to Expect at Ted Greenberg’s The Complete Performer

Categories: Comedy Shows,Off-Broadway Shows,Taxi Cabs
Posted: November 29, 2011

What do you look for in an Off-Broadway comedy show?


My specialty.


Death defying stunts?

I do that.



Nothing beats a stadium style half-time show complete with a look-alike mascot of me (we’re pictured together below).


Ted Greenberg and Mascot Greenberg star in The Complete Performer, an off-broadway comedy show Saturday nights at 10 pm.

Ted Greenberg and Mascot Greenberg of Ted Greenberg's The Complete Performer.



After-show hobnobbing with the star?

How bout the star driving you home?

In a yellow cab?



Okay we cut that early in our run.

We’re a downtown show.

Just not that downtown.


An Unforgettable New York City Night?

What do you think of when you think of NYC?

Theater! Skyscrapers! Taxi cabs!

My show has it all (I drive past skyscrapers in the cab)!


I’m your one-stop NYC comedy theatrical experience. Here’s what audience members have to say about the show:



Anything else you look for? (I look forward to reading your comments.)

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