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Trump to UK: “Just Build a Wall Around Ireland.” United States of Europe

Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Category: Blog, News

Trump to UK: “Just Build a Wall Around Ireland.” A ‘United States of Europe’ Fake-Trump Q&A Ask your questions to the original Fake Trump, and I will answer them onscreen or onstage! This week: The Shutdown, Brexit, The Wall, and ‘Will There Be a Tax Day if There’s No Tax Office?’ United States of Europe: a Daily Show for the EU.     

Amsterdam: How to Live Underwater | ‘Planet Netherlands’

Date: Sunday, December 23, 2018
Category: Blog, News

Amsterdam: How to Live Underwater | ‘Planet Netherlands.’ ‘Planet Netherlands’ presents Dutch culture as a nature documentary. In this episode, we examine how very much Dutch infrastructure exists under sea level. So when they build, do they build up? Sometimes. But they spend a surprising amount of time building DOWN. SUBSCRIBE: youtube.com/gregshapiro    

Shapiro Opens for Jandino’s First-Ever English Standup Set | ‘Greg Shapiro Standup’

Date: Sunday, December 23, 2018
Category: Blog, News

Shapiro Opens for Jandino’s First-Ever English Standup Set | ‘Greg Shapiro Standup.’ If you’ve seen Jandino do standup, you’ll know he loves improv. Boom Chicago loves improv too – hence, when Jandino needed a safe space to try out his first full standup set in English, he went to Boom. I opened for Jandino with 10 tight minutes, and he took it from there. How did he think it went? WATCH: SUBSCRIBE: youtube.com/gregshapiro  

TOP 10 Brexit Deal Jokes | a ‘United States of Europe’ segment

Date: Sunday, December 9, 2018
Category: Blog, News

TOP 10 Brexit Deal Jokes | a ‘United States of Europe’ segment Theresa May is a Conservative, but her efforts to flog the dead horse Brexit Deal through Parliament are a pure Labour. Meanwhile, the countdown to the Holidays begins: only 10 more Brexit Secretaries to Christmas! UNITED STATES OF EUROPE: Making fun of the EU the American way. ONLY ON YOUTUBE: SUBSCRIBE

UN Climate Summit in 5 Jokes

Date: Sunday, December 9, 2018
Category: Blog, News

UN Climate Summit in 5 Jokes | a ‘United States of Europe’ segment. France Celebrates 3rd anniversary of Paris Climate Accord with Patriotic Display of Smoke and Tear Gas. Here are 4 jokes about the Climate Summit in Poland – and 5 inspirational ideas on the environment, as ridiculed by Donald Trump. United States of Europe: Making fun of the EU the American way. ONLY ON YOUTUBE: SUBSCRIBE  

How Europeans Can Vote in US Midterms: Slap an American Until They Actually Vote.

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018
Category: Blog, News

How Europeans Can Vote in US Midterms: Slap an American Until They Actually Vote. Too many of my Americans friends abroad truly intend to vote – BUT it’s not easy. Even the US states that aren’t actively trying to prevent us from voting make it difficult to vote from abroad. ASK your American friends if they’ve actually voted. If they haven’t MAKE SURE they really follow through. And you can claim credit for VOTING in the US election! Part 1 […]

Top 10 Brexit Protest Signs – Trust the Brits to Provide the Best Wordplay Jokes

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018
Category: Blog, News

Top 10 Brexit Protest Signs – Trust the Brits to Provide the Best Wordplay Jokes. 700,000 protestors marched in London last weekend, demanding a second Brexit vote – because nothing is more European than rejecting the result of a previous vote. (Ha ha.) BUT is it really a re-do vote? Or a brand new vote on the final Brexit deal? Either way a) Brexit is never really going to happen & b) the signs are hilarious.    

10 Ridiculous Dutch Town Names | Planet Netherlands

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Category: Blog, News

10 Ridiculous Dutch Town Names | Planet Netherlands My ‘Daily Show’ for the EU is called ‘United States of Europe.’ And one recurring segment is called ‘Planet Netherlands.’ After ‘Top 10 Ridiculous Dutch Food Names’ and ‘3 Ways Dutch Meetings Are Different’ comes my Top 10 list of Dutch place names that don’t translate well to English. Including the Town of Lies. Along the way, we delve into some Dutch road signs (a detour labeled ‘FU.’) And Dutch driving schools […]

Can Corporate Events Cause Autism? ‘United States of Europe’ on location

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Category: Blog, News

Can Corporate Events Cause Autism? ‘United States of Europe’ on location.  I once hosted a fundraiser event for autism research – and by the end, I had to wonder if maybe I’m a bit ‘On the Spectrum’ of autism myself. I interviewed a couple adults On the Spectrum, one of whom is so highly adapted to his workplace he has taken to wearing a User Manual around his neck. My reaction: Who wouldn’t benefit from that idea? An inspiring event. […]

Trump Reacts to Teens React to ‘Netherlands Second’ Video

Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Category: Blog, News

Trump Reacts to Teens React to ‘Netherlands Second’ Video Trump Reacts to ‘Teens React to Netherlands Second video’ | For ‘United States of Europe.’ First came the video ‘Netherlands Welcomes Trump.’ Next came ‘Teens React to Netherlands Welcomes Trump.’ Now: ‘Trump Reacts to Teens React to Netherlands Welcomes Trump.’ Warning: This Trump imitation is just as nasty as the actual Trump. Opinions of Trump imitation are not shared by the writer & voiceover. Especially about Alicia, whose taste is immaculate, […]