Gregory Shapiro (1968); a comedian, actor and author with an American and Dutch nationality. Globally known as the voice of Arjan Lubachs ‘Netherlands Second’ video.
In addition, he is known for his collaboration with Boom Chicago. In 2007 he was the host and writer of Comedy Central News, because … Dutch news is news too. Since then he has worked with BNR Radio, BNNVARA and VPRO, among others. As The American Netherlander, he has given masterclasses for international companies on cultural assimilation, also known as Culture Shock Therapy. His own integration into Dutch society was the inspiration for two solo shows ‘How to be Orange’ and ‘Superburger: the Man with Split Nationalities’. Greg wrote two books ‘How to Be Orange’ and ‘How to Be Dutch: the Quiz’.
As a connoisseur of both American and Dutch society, Greg is a sought-after speaker for a wide range of events. In the past 25 years he has performed more than 1000 times for companies such as ASML, Philips, ABN Amro and at almost every university in the Netherlands, mostly with an orange or green theme. Combined with Greg’s background as an improv comedian, he is the ideal speaker or host for your event, who puts the audience, guests and organization at ease and makes them laugh without ever being rude. He previously hosted events with attendees such as King Willem-Alexander, President François Hollande and for NATO. As a talk show host, he imitated Graham Norton (Tommy Hilfiger), Seth Meyers (Booking.com) and Matthijs van Nieuwkerk (ING). He acted as a keynote speaker in moving buses, student rooms and even in the business class of a KLM 747 at a height of 10 km.
Greg is currently working on his third book and writing a sequel to his successful show The Madness of King Donald (4-star Volkskrant); Leaving Trumpland. He will tour Dutch theaters this fall, and as if that is not all, the elections are in America this year another reason to make an Election show together with Boom Chicago.