Greg Shapiro

Using humor to make your message hit home.

Greg Shapiro

For 20 years, I’ve been using my background in comedy and improvisation to take dry subject matter and make it more fun - and more memorable.

  • Laser-focus on your Main Message - and how to use humor & interaction to make it stick.
  • Native English speaker, but also fluent in ESL ‘English as Second Language’.
  • Experienced improviser. Even when your event doesn’t go according to plan, I make it look like part of the plan.
20
years’ experience as event host
15
years as EU citizen
7
years making YouTube show ‘The United States of Europe’

A Gentleman Onstage.

Greg uses humor, but always with a diplomatic touch. Literally. He has performed for the Netherlands Embassy, as well as hosting events for French President François Hollande, and once for King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands. 

An Onstage Veteran. 

Greg has experience hosting events where everything goes right - and when it goes wrong. “Greg provided lots of laughter in an otherwise very serious crowd. Although confronted with some technical difficulties, Greg was well-equipped to improvise and let the show go on. I would definitely recommend Greg as a host!  
-Judith de Lange, Dutch Data Center Hub 

A published author.

Greg Shapiro is the author of 3 books, such as THE AMERICAN NETHERLANDER: 25 Years of Expat Tales, available internationally. Greg uses his experience with dual nationality to bridge the gap between cultures, between organizations, and between the presenters and the audience.


All jokes aside

Content, understanding of the topic and asking the right questions: Greg is a sharp moderator or interviewer.

Painfully accurate

It is funny because it is true.


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Greg made the difference

Greg made the difference between a pretty-good event and an excellent event. His total understanding of the content, his humour, and his optimistic persona gave the event depth and made it sparkle

Sylvester Lindemulder - Logica Innovation Day

A great mix

We had a lot of fun with Greg as our host for our young professionals event. A great mix between humor and serious interviews onstage. That led to good energy in the audience

Marit van Heugten - Drecht Cities

humor mixed with a serious note

Greg brought humor to our theme, mixed with a serious note. It gave energy and fun to a serious discussion, which led to more enthusiasm and interaction with our audience

Marike Scholten - Windesheim Univ. Sustainability Event
  • ABout Greg SHAPIRO

Greg Shapiro

Greg Shapiro graduated from Northwestern University in the US and then moved to Amsterdam to work with comedy theater Boom Chicago. He now has 20 years’ experience hosting events for multinational clients such as Philips, Shell and ING. Shapiro has hosted the tv show Comedy Central News in the Netherlands, and he is the voice of the ‘Netherlands Second’ video from 2017. Shapiro has published three books on Dutch culture. He has hosted events for the King of the Netherlands, the French President, and NATO. And he has performed in the Business Class section of a 747 flying to Chicago.

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Eventtip: painfully accurate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IHLtRCaSrE& Greg Shaprio explaines vaccine delays in 2 minutes. Funny, but also painfully accurate.

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With presenter, interviewer and host Greg Shapiro