Greg Shapiro

New: How to be Orange - The Book

With foreword by William of Orange
By Gregory Scott Shapiro
Illustrations Floor de Goede
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, then you’ve come to the right place. Some people have split personalities. I have split nationalities. It’s what I call ‘MND:’ Multiple Nationality Disorder.
I happen to live in Amsterdam, and a lot of this book takes place there. But MND can happen anywhere, from Maastricht to Den Haag to Enschede to Groningen. If you’ve ever lived outside the country where you grew up – as many Dutch have – then you could be living with MND. See if any of these MND symptoms sounds familiar.



The American Netherlander

'Over 1 million views on YouTube'


Comedian, Newsman, Actor, Writer, Speaker, Coach.
From Chicago, living in Amsterdam


From Northwestern University, Gregory Shapiro came to the Netherlands in 1994 to help establish comedy theater Boom Chicago. In 2007 Shapiro went solo presenting 'Comedy Central News.’ He now works regularly with VARA HumorTV.  Shapiro also has 15 years experience in Corporate Speaking / Entertainment.


In 2013-14, Shapiro tours with his 3rd solo show ‘Superburger: the Man with Split Nationalities.’ In addition, Shapiro brings over his favorite US / UK comedians to tour with him for ‘Greg Shapiro Presents.’ Shapiro’s book ‘How to Be Orange: an Alternative Assimilation Course’ debuts at the same time as his DVD of the same name. Currently, Shapiro also writes and presents the weekly series ‘Behind the Dutch Headlines’ for


Shapiro still works with Boom Chicago for special occasions, such as ‘Delete Zwarte Piet Niet’ – November, 2013 




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