Ted Greenberg

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Ted Greenberg is an American comedian, writer, and playwright from New York City.


Greenberg made his stand-up debut at age 15 at New York City's Comic Strip. While attending Harvard, he served as a staff writer for The Harvard Lampoon. After graduating, he was hired as a writer for Late Night with David Letterman where he wrote Letterman segments such as "audience public access cable TV show", "Velcro suit", and "staff parent's night". He and eight other staff writers, including David Yazbek and Chris Elliot, received an Emmy Award in 1984.[1] In 1979, Greenberg produced and starred with David Yazbek in the Manhattan Cable television series Dr. Mime, Doctor of Mime.[2][3]

After leaving Letterman, Greenberg worked as a trader at Dresdner Bank and as an adolescent suicide prevention researcher at Columbia University.[4][5][2]

After returning to stand-up, Greenberg performs across the Northeast. He has a live comedy show, Ted Greenberg's The Complete Performer, which is on its eleventh season at the Soho Playhouse.[6] In the show, Greenberg performs stand-up for an hour and then drives an audience member home in a taxi cab. Greenberg has also written a play, ACE, which premiered Off-Broadway in 2017.[7][8]


  1. ^ "Late Night with David Letterman". Television Academy. Retrieved 2019-06-16.
  2. ^ a b Singer, Mark (1999-04-19). "The Optimist". ISSN 0028-792X. Retrieved 2019-06-26.
  3. ^ DrMimeDrofMime (2014-06-12), Dr Mime with Ace Greenberg, retrieved 2019-06-26
  4. ^ "WEDDINGS; Kathleen Cigich, Ted Greenberg". The New York Times. 2001-10-21. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-06-16.
  5. ^ Alboher, Marci (2007-05-01). "When It Comes to Careers, Change Is a Constant". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-06-16.
  6. ^ "2019 Season". SOHO PLAYHOUSE. Retrieved 2019-06-16.
  7. ^ Hetrick, Adam (Fri Sep 15 18:03:17 EDT 2017). "Emmy Award-Winning Letterman Writer Will Star in Ace Off-Broadway". Playbill. Retrieved 2019-06-16. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  8. ^ Desk, BWW News. "ACE from Emmy Winner Ted Greenberg Races Off-Broadway". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 2019-06-16.

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