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18 Ways Dutch Sports Are Different | a New Book on Dutch Championships

Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018
Category: Blog, News

18 Ways Dutch Sports Are Different | From Farmer Golf to Tulip Examining to Cucumber Sorting – the Netherlands has some wacky national championships. BUT – maybe Dutch competitors are better when they don’t take things so seriously. …from a new book on Dutch Championships: HOMESTRETCH: THE DUTCH IN CHAMPIONSHIPS by photographer Gerrit de Heus. I wrote a piece for the book! Here it is in video form.  

Meet the EU President: Inspector Columbo

Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018
Category: Blog, News

Meet the EU President: Inspector Columbo. aka “The State of the European Union is… AWESOME!” ‘United States of Europe,’ 12 September, 2018. EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker looks like a cross between George W Bush & Racist Mickey Rooney. But his true identity is much more Inspector Columbo. The state of the European Union could be much worse. Thank you, Mr. President.  

The Voice of Netherlands Second with a Trump Solo Show: THE MADNESS OF KING DONALD

Date: Monday, September 10, 2018
Category: Blog

The Voice of Netherlands Second with a Trump Solo Show: THE MADNESS OF KING DONALD: JANUARY – MARCH 2019, Netherlands. As a follow-up to Boom Chicago’s Trump Up the Volume and Zondag Met Lubach’s “Netherlands Second” video, Comedy Central anchorman Greg Shapiro takes his Trump imitation and unpacks it into a full show: THE MADNESS OF KING DONALD – A Trump Tutorial An Evening with the Voice of ‘Make Netherlands Second.’ In this show, Shapiro salutes the 45th – and […]

EU Reveals Who Is the Trump Resistance Writer to the NYT | United States of Europe

Date: Monday, September 10, 2018
Category: Blog

EU Reveals Who Is the Trump Resistance Writer to the NYT | United States of Europe As a famous US statesman once said “When I want to call Europe, who do I call?” Now, since an anonymous letter from the Trump-resistance in the White House, Europe wonders “Who do I call when I want to talk to the REAL US President?” The EU puts its best detective on the job… Yes, I’m the voice of Trump in the ‘Netherlands Second’ […]

Who’s that Trump Voice from Germany’s ‘De Heute Show?’ The same as ‘Netherlands Second.’

Date: Monday, September 10, 2018
Category: Blog, News

Who’s that Trump Voice from Germany’s ‘De Heute Show?’ The same as ‘Netherlands Second.’ First came the Trump inauguration with ‘America First.’ Then came Zondag Met Lubach with ‘Netherlands Second.’ In Germany, it was Jan Boehmermann who copied the ‘Netherlands Second’ video and started a global contest called ‘Every Second Counts.’ But it was ZDF’s De Heute Show that asked Trump VO Greg Shapiro to be a recurring voice, when they cover Trump with their series ‘Trump’s Tagebuch.’ Here’s the version when France’s […]

Greg Shapiro Event Hosting – a YouTube Playlist

Date: Thursday, August 23, 2018
Category: Blog

Greg Shapiro Event Hosting – a YouTube Playlist Because these days you want to see what you’re getting, here is a video menu. Some of my many, many super successful event hosting experiences. 1) Shapiro Interviews Former French President Francois Hollande. ‘Nationalism Isn’t Winning in EU.’ 2) Shapiro Hosts a Sustainability Event for King Willem Alexander, 2017. ‘My Green Gig for the Orange King.’ 3) Shapiro Hosts ‘GNN’ Video Promo for AirportsGoingGreen 2016. 4) Shapiro Hosts 3-day Event AirportsGoingGreen 2016. 5) Shapiro Hosts […]

Greg Shapiro Tailored Comedy – from VARA TV to the Dutch Embassy: a YouTube Playlist

Date: Thursday, August 23, 2018
Category: Blog

Greg Shapiro Tailored Comedy – from VARA TV to the Dutch Embassy A YouTube Playlist. 1) How to Be Orange – the Show. As seen on Dutch VARA TV & HumorTV. 2) Greg Shapiro Hosts ‘Airports Going Green’ 2016. Tailored comedy to introduce the Schiphol CEO Jos Nijhjuis, Dutch Minister for the Environment Sharon Dijksma & HRH Prince Carlos de Bourbon de Parme. 3) Shapiro, the Original Fake Trump impression at the Dutch Consulate Chicago for King’s Day 2017. 4) […]

My Green Gig for the Orange King

Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Category: Blog, News

My Green Gig for the Orange King. I got to host a Green-themed event for Dutch King Willem-Alexander, and yikes are Heads of State high-maintenance. (PS – Thank goodness that joke worked…) Here’s the story of the series of Dutch Green-Themed events that led up to the gig. It’s been quite inspiring. WATCH: SUBSCRIBE: youtube.com/gregshapiro

All I Needed to Know About Dutch Education I Saw on ‘De Luizenmoeder’

Date: Monday, August 20, 2018
Category: Blog, News

All I Really Need to Know About Dutch Education I Saw on De Luizenmoeder. [As printed in XPat Journal, Spring 2018] Dutch TV has a real hit with De Luizenmoeder, set in a first grade classroom at a Dutch school. I’m pretty sure it’s based on a true story, possibly my own. Here are some of the most recognizable quotes. “Hallo Allemaal! Wat fijn dat jij er bent!” / “Hello, everyone! So fine that you are here.” Such sweet words […]

Parool: “Shapiro Helps Boom Chicago Celebrate 25 years with Eerily Real Fake-Trump”

Date: Saturday, July 21, 2018
Category: Blog, News

HET PAROOL – 16 JULY, 2018 – Mike Peek BOOM CHICAGO CELEBRATES WITH EERILY REAL FAKE-TRUMP “Again Shapiro crawled back into Trump’s skin and did a fantastic job. There is no shortage of Trump imitators, but Shapiro goes far beyond imitating a voice or physical gestures. He even creeps into Trump’s head and can, on the basis of a word or question from the audience, expand into a completely realistic tirade. The trick is that you never manage to finish […]