Ted Greenberg made his stand-up comedy debut at New York City’s Comic Strip at age 15. A few years later he became a staff writer for the groundbreaking Harvard Lampoon. After leaving Harvard he was hired on Late Night with David Letterman where he co-created with childhood friend David Yazbek some of Letterman’s classic segments including “audience public access cable TV show,” “psychic vs. bloodhound tracking contest,” “staff parent’s night,” “Velcro suit” and “Larry Bud Melman’s singles ski weekend.” He along with eight other staff writers, including David Yazbek and Chris Elliot, were honored with an Emmy Award in 1984, a period now considered Letterman’s golden age.
Following his Letterman stint Ted returned to his performing career, appearing regularly at nearly every club across the Northeast. He’s been featured on The View, Million Dollar Listings and CNBC’s Power Lunch. Ted has twice been nominated for the Andy Kaufman Award.
His live comedy show, Ted Greenberg’s The Complete Performer, is now in its tenth season at The Soho Playhouse.
Ted’s play ACE,directed by Elizabeth Margid, received its Off-Broadway premiere October 1 – November 5, 2017 at The Marjorie S. Deane Theater (10 West 64th Street, NYC) after a workshop production at the Annenberg Center in Philadelphia in August 2017.
Before returning to his stand-up career, Ted worked as a trader at Dresdner Bank and an adolescent suicide prevention researcher at Columbia University.