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Greg Shapiro

Greg Shapiro

Dutch Culture Shock Therapy (BNR, Comedy Central, Boom Chicago)
Languages : English, Dutch

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Gregory Shapiro: Comedian, American, Dutchman. As author of How to Be Dutch: the Quiz, Shapiro offers his trademark ‘Dutch Culture Shock Therapy.’ As political comedian with Boom Chicago, he jokes about the latest news from the US. As host of ‘United States of Europe,’ he creates a ‘Daily Show’ for the EU. 

After helping establish Boom Chicago Comedy Theater, Shapiro presented ‘Comedy Central News’ and BNR’s ‘The New and Improved America’ with Bas van Werven and Humberto Tan.

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Gregory Shapiro: Comedian, American, Dutchman. As author of How to Be Dutch: the Quiz, Shapiro offers his trademark ‘Dutch Culture Shock Therapy.’ As political comedian with Boom Chicago, he jokes about the latest news from the US. As host of ‘United States of Europe,’ he creates a ‘Daily Show’ for the EU.

After helping establish Boom Chicago Comedy Theater, Shapiro presented ‘Comedy Central News’ and BNR’s ‘The New and Improved America’ with Bas van Werven and Humberto Tan.

Shapiro has performed at over 500 corporate events: for NATO defense ministers; for new employees of KPMG; and for Business Class passengers in a KLM 747.

As a host / moderator, Shapiro’s specialty is the ‘Late Night Talk Show’ format. Shapiro has hosted a roundtable discussion (a la Matthijs van Nieuwkerk), a sofa chat (a la Graham Norton) and a talent contest (a la Jimmy Fallon).

As a workshop leader / trainer, Shapiro uses the basics of improvisation to teach communication skills, outside-the-box thinking, and teamwork. He specializes in a 2-hour or 4-hour format, for groups of 10-20.

Shapiro is host of the Quickest Quiz app on Google Play / App Store. He is co-host of the Amsterdam Comedy Podcast on iTunes. And his fourth solo show ‘Part-Time Hypocrite’ is now on tour. 

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Cover van How to Be Dutch: The Quiz

How to Be Dutch: The Quiz

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Welcome to How to Be Dutch, the Quiz: the questions that SHOULD be on the Dutch citizenship exam, according to an American Netherlander who’s been in the country for 20 years. If you’re looking for an official guide to the Netherlands, this is not it. If you’re looking for some odd Dutch quirks – in snarky quiz form – then this book is for you. The official Dutch assimilation course can be described as ‘a room full of non-Dutch people learning things about Dutch people that are unknown to most Dutch people.’ On the official exam, many Dutch people score worse than the non-Dutch people do. So welcome to this self-made quiz. It can’t be any weirder than the real one.
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How to be orange

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Gregory Shapiro - the American Netherlander - is a comedian, columnist and awkward Dutch-speaker. For 20 years, Shapiro has catalogued his clumsy assimilation into Dutch culture with Boom Chicago Comedy Theater, Comedy Central and VARA HumorTV. Now, Shapiro teams up with illustrator Floor de Goede (Het Parool's 'Flo,' Dansen op de Vulkaan) to bring you the comedy show in tree-killing book form. If you're looking for an official guide to Dutch culture, this is not it. If you're looking for one man's completely subjective and utterly biased impression of Dutch culture, this is for you.