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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.  

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 […]

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 […]

Top 10 Trump vs Putin Jokes from the EU & Beyond | United States of Europe

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

Trump in Helsinki: “Mr. Putin, Tear down this Firewall!” As Republicans confirm there is no firewall to prevent Russia from hacking further elections. Putin gave Trump a World Cup football, Trump gave Putin the Nuclear Football. And my top 10 favorite jokes online. WATCH:

Trump vs. NATO Summit in 5 Jokes

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

Donald Trump was again in Europe, because you never get a second chance to make a worst impression. Donald Trump visited NATO, proving that alliance is stronger than ever in the face of unprovoked attacks – from Donald Trump.  

I Hosted a Q&A with Francois Hollande: Nationalism in EU Isn’t As Bad as You Might Think

Date: Monday, July 9, 2018
Category: Blog, News

A democratic EU has given European countries the freedom to choose, and many of them are choosing for fascism- the freedom from having the freedom to choose. From Hungary to Italy to Poland, it’s Vladimir Putin wannabe’s who are pushing Nationalism and “MAGA: Make Authoritarianism Great Again.” BUT – IS nationalism taking over in the EU? In April, 2018 I hosted an event for EFR Business Week at Erasmus Univ., Rotterdam. The Keynote Speaker was Francois Hollande, and I got to […]

2 Years of Brexit: Here are 10 Jokes

Date: Monday, July 9, 2018
Category: Blog, News

Brexit celebrated its 2nd birthday by locking itself in a cage with the other 2 year-olds. Here are 2 years of Brexit in 10 jokes. – with reporting and writing from YouTube fan – and now contributor – Shlibber: our man in England. Greg Shapiro: Comedian. American. Dutchman. Greg is a comedian and author of books like “How to Be Dutch: the Quiz.” He has over 20 years of experience speaking and hosting for corporate events.