Cast & Creative Team

Ted Greenberg


Ted made his stand-up comedy debut at New York City’s Comic Strip at age 15. A few years later, he became a staff writer for the groundbreaking Harvard Lampoon. After leaving Harvard, he was hired on Late Night with David Letterman where co-created with childhood friend David Yazbek some of Letterman’s classic segments, including “audience public access cable TV show,” “psychic vs. bloodhound tracking contest,” “staff parent’s night,” “Velcro suit” and “Larry Bud Melman’s singles ski weekend.” He along with eight other staff writers, including David Yazbek and Chris Elliot, were honored with an Emmy Award in 1984, a period now considered Letterman’s golden age.

Following his Letterman stint, Ted returned to his performing career, appearing regularly at nearly every club across the Northeast. Ted Greenberg’s The Complete Performer, a mostly one-man comedy show, debuted at The Jazz Gallery in August of 2008 and moved to SoHo Playhouse in September of the same year where it currently plays in its 11th smash season.

He’s been featured on The View, Million Dollar Listings and CNBC’s Power Lunch. Ted has twice been nominated for the Andy Kaufman Award.
Ted’s play ACE,directed by Elizabeth Margid, received its Off-Broadway premiere October 1 – November 5, 2017 at The Marjorie S. Deane Theater (10 West 64th Street, NYC) after a workshop production at the Annenberg Center in Philadelphia in August 2017.

Ted is a licensed New York City cab driver.

Stephen Rosenfield


Productions that Rosenfield directed have won the Obie, MAC, Los Angeles Critics, Los Angeles Drama-Logue and the New York International Fringe Festival Producer’s Awards. His book, Mastering Stand-Up is an Amazon Best Seller.The New York Times heralded Rosenfield as “probably the best known comedy teacher in the country.” He is the founding Director of the American Comedy Institute.

Mike Cupolo


Mike is an alumni of the One Year Professional Program in comedy writing and performing at the American Comedy Institute in New York. He has performed in clubs over the tri-state area such as Gotham, Caroline’s and Broadway Comedy Clubs. Mike hosted the National Comedy College Competition multiple times at his alma mater William Paterson University.

Kate August

Stage Manager

Kate has hidden out in downtown theater spaces, turning things on and off for the past decade. When not turning lights on and off, they’re often found in tech closets muttering. Past projects include but are not limited to Devil in a Box, a sex thing (or, a bunch of liberals getting uptight about the sociopolitical implications of their desires), Basil Twist’s Puppet Parlor, and Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire. They have a profound enjoyment of waffles.

Paul Murdock

Assistant Stage Manager

Paul is a writer, comic, improvisor and actor. He has played at most venues in New York City. He has trained at the American Comedy Institute and The PIT with North Coast. Paul is currently working on a solo show of his own. He is a native of the Bay Area.

Bestar Mujaj

Technical Director

A native New Yorker residing in Westchester. Bestar is a realtor, photographer, graphic designer, and a Technical Director.
You can find Bestar throughout NYS helping people find their new home and closing on homes that he helped to get sold.
Bestar is a climate change activist and influencer. He believes that we need to do as much as possible to protect ourselves and future generations against the effects of human-caused climate change. One small change can make a big difference.

Andi Lee Carter

Assistant Technical Director

Andi Lee is a Brooklyn-based writer, director, producer, and performer. He is a recent grad of the NYU Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. Andi writes and performs stand-up and sketch comedy at the PIT, UCB and the Magnet Theatre. He and/or his musical work has been seen at many of New York’s finest cabaret venues including Under St. Marks, the Duplex, Joe’s Pub, and Feinstein’s 54 Below. He is also a stage manager.

Gahlia Eden

Assistant Producer

Gahlia is a die-hard fan of comedy, magic, and creativity, hence her enthusiasm for working on this show! She’s worn many hats in the world of production from balloon bending and off stage screaming to stage managing and assistant directing. Theater credits include Knowledge Working’s Alms, Amy Stiller’s Just Trust, and Christine Renee Miller’s Such Nice Shoes, among others. Film credits include: Prochaine Film’s The Subject (Feature, Producer), and Prescribe Film’s Vestibule (Feature, Producer), among others. Gahlia currently serves as the Managing Director at Theaterlab NYC, and is co-creator of RuffCatTV – a sketch comedy film collective.

Mike Motz

Mascot OG

Mike is a comic, actor, former New Jersey State Champion Saber Fencer and official “Spokes Comic” for Bowling Concepts, the sports and leisurewear provider. His acting roles have ranged from Shakespeare to X-Taneous Combustion Series. He originated the Mascot Greenberg character.

Lanie Zipoy


Lanie is a Memphis-born, New York-based producer and director working in theater and film. Her work has been nominated for Bessie and Lortel Awards. Recent credits include ACE by Ted Greenberg (Off Broadway), Laura Marks’ Bethany, starring America Ferrera (Associate Producer, WP Theater); and Recent Cutbacks’ Hold On To Your Butts (Second City Training Center). Lanie was a Time Warner Foundation Fellow of the 2012-2014 Lab at WP Theater, NYC. She recently directed her first feature film–The Subject, starring Jason Biggs, Aunjanue Ellis and Anabelle Acosta.