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 twice been a nominee for the Andy Kaufman Award.
Ted Greenberg’s The Complete Performer, a mostly one-man comedy show, debuted at The Jazz Gallery in August of 2008 and moved to the SoHo Playhouse in September of the same year where it currently plays in its 9th smash season.
His play ACE will premiere Off-Broadway in fall 2017.
Ted is a member of the Writer’s Guild of America.