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Greg Shapiro Standup: Answering Audience Questions as Trump

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018
Category: Blog, News

Greg Shapiro Standup: Answering Audience Questions as Trump (recorded at Cafe Mezrab, Amsterdam, host Sam Humes) As part of my new show ‘Madness of King Donald: a Trump Tutorial,’ I’ll be answering questions from the audience as the Fake Donald Trump. Here is a sample tutorial as I riff on a one-word suggestion from the audience. More standup footage is on the way: Get your questions ready for the president… Tour dates MADNESS OF KING DONALD: https://www.impactentertainment.nl/voorstelling/1819-greg_shapiro

EU, Did You Just Break the Internet? | ‘United States of Europe’

Date: Friday, September 28, 2018
Category: Blog, News

EU, Did You Just Break the Internet?  USA: “I just revoked Net Neutrality!” EU: “Hold my beer…” Yes EU, Big Tech could use some copyright reform. But adding an Upload Filter? That’s like using a jackhammer to crack a nut. Watch as I try to help you make sense of it all…            

Revisiting London with Brexit Bregret | ‘United States of Europe’

Date: Friday, September 28, 2018
Category: Blog, News

Revisiting London with Brexit Bregret, a very special ‘United States of Europe.’   It 1988 when I first arrived in London as an exchange student. 30 years later – to the week – I returned for nostalgia and Brexit Bregret. Me watching Britain try to break up with the EU is like watching Kenneth Branagh break up with Emma Thompson… “You CAN’T!” What the hell is wrong with you? Emma, in my mind I am and will always be your […]

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: