Comedians

The true owners of Comedy Walks

Get to know and learn more about our Comedian team. They will lead you through the cities sharing funny stories and curiosities.

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Hey, I'm Gregory! American and Dutch

Who the hell is GS?
Gregory Shapiro: Comedian. American. Dutchman. You may know him the voice of Trump in the ‘Netherlands Second’ video with over 50 million views. And Greg is celebrating 25 years in comedy – in the Netherlands with Boom Chicago.

Greg came to the Netherlands in 1994 to help establish comedy theater Boom Chicago. Along the way he’s worked in Dutch TV & film, and he had his own TV show ‘Comedy Central News.’ He is now a proud Dutch citizen, which he writes about in his first book How to Be Orange: Making the Dutch Take Their Own Assimilation Exam. He has done a number of solo shows in the Netherlands, and he uses his own cultural clashes as inspiration.

Shapiro is producer and host of the YouTube show ‘United States of Europe,’ giving EU leaders the respect they deserve – by ridiculing them on a regular basis. On his YouTube channel, he offers his video ‘How to Do a Trump Imitation, Even When You Have Large Hands.’ As comedian with comedy theater Boom Chicago, Shapiro covers the latest news from the US – and he continues to perform there with the current events show Trump Up the Volume.

Shapiro is working on his 5th solo show The Madness of King Donald.

That’s so interesting, but what about your Walk?
Greg has so many stories to tell, he’s made them into numerous solo shows. Now, Greg takes you to the locations where the stories took place. The tours start and end at the Boom Chicago theater, which is celebrating 25 years in 2018. Boom Chicago is known for its famous alumni, such as Seth Meyers, Jordan Peele and Kay Cannon. Shapiro has performed solo shows such as How to Be Orange, Superburger: the Man with Split Nationalities, and Part-Time Hypocrite. His second book How to Be Dutch: the Questions that SHOULD Be on the Dutch Citizenship Exam is available internationally – or via Greg on the tour. Make him sign your copy!

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Hey, I'm Kor! Curious and comprehending

Who the hell is Kor?
He is half-Polish and half-Dutch. On average, that makes him a German. Kor is a born and raised Amsterdammer. Besides doing stand up, he also gives tours for about 5 years which makes him a professional Amsterdammer. Despite having grown up in relative proximity to the UK, he speaks American English with a Dutch accent. He tries to be vulnerable on stage not because he wants to but because he needs to. He looks like the love child of Richard Branson and Boris Becker. That’s why he needs to.

That’s interesting, but what about his walk? Let’s take this show on the road!
Kor has been a tour guide in Amsterdam for five years, an Amsterdammer for his whole life and a professional comedian for half a decade. On his comedy show, Kor shows you famous historical places and hidden gems of the city to use them as a springboard to his comedy. He effortlessly combines his comedy skills and vulnerability with his Amsterdammersnish to create a unique, top-notch and hilarious comedy performance. This makes his Comedy Walk really heart Kor!

His walks are in English, just because it sounds funnier…

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Hey, I'm Tim! Guide and funny

Hello Tim, who are you?
When you first meet Tim, it’s hard to believe he was raised near a windmill, wearing tiny wooden shoes. Watching what has been referred to as an “unwholesome amount” of American TV shows, he grew up culturally confused and very, very nerdy. Tim was never the class clown. He was the kid sitting in the back of the room, drawing Star Trek parodies for his three friends.

Having spent the first half of his life as the quiet kid, Tim has since made up for lost time by backpacking, teaching English abroad and performing in any way he can. He does not approve of people calling him a hipster, meaning he probably is one, and sees the world as an absurd, meaningless and endlessly fascinating place.

Tim is cheap, clean and sustainable and is therefore considered by many to be a viable alternative to fossil fuels.

That’s so interesting, but what about your Walk?
Let’s take this show on the road! Tim has been a tour guide in Amsterdam for four years, a comedian for three. On his Comedy Walk, he combines these skills to create a unique performance experience. He’ll take you on a journey of both the hidden gems of the city, and the unusual places his mind goes. Combining relatable, highly personal stories with the kind of sights you wouldn’t see on a regular tour, Tim’s Comedy Walk is an afternoon well spent.

And, as you can see. Although Tim is 100% Dutch his walks are in English…

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Hey, I'm Chris! A German Jew abroad

Who the hell is Chris Doering?
He is part German, part Jew – so the self-loathing is doubly strong in him. Former Kabarettist and current stand-up comedian, Chris enjoys long walks on the beach, a good Nazi joke followed by a fart joke, opening for Anthony Jeselnik, headlining international comedy shows in Germany, Czech Republic, UK, Netherlands, Hungary, Mexico, Austria, Poland and running comedy shows in Berlin, like Berlin for Dummies, Laughing Bearlin, The Berlin Offensive and Laughing Spree Comedy.

Here is what the audience says:

“Seriously quality comedy! Thanks to the very funny Chris for a great first night for me in Berlin” -Madison, USA

“It’s really funny and people really need to see this!!“ – Dewayne, Germany

“Had such a great night and Chris made my wife and I feel super welcome. I look forward to coming back next time I’m in town for more fun!“ – Michael, UK

“Chris provides a super friendly environment […]. I love stand up comedy and was truly impressed by the caliber of comedy.” – Jen, USA

“ A fantastic MC and comedian all around” – John, Ireland

That’s so interesting, but what about your Walk? It’s a comedy Wall(k)!
His humour is derived from his peculiar background as a German and a Jew with family roots in Poland. He is from Berlin originally, but from the wrong side of the wall. He is from East Berlin, so he knows you immediately recognise you’ll be in the former East bloc when Adidas is not a clothing choice but a lifestyle choice. You won’t help but be charmed by his infectious demeanour that’ll leave you in stitches in spite of you knowing you shouldn’t be laughing at that. Dark comedy for the ages.

He’ll show you around the East Side Gallery, the former Berlin Wall for the inside track into why the city and its people were divided and why they maybe should be again.

Chris is a friendly, big and funny guy… And his comedy… well, you might be surprised. It’s smart, sometimes edgy and above all really, really funny. It’s amazing having so much fun right next to the wall.

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Hey, I'm Mark! Seriously funny

Who the hell is Mark Palchick?
Born in America he is 100% Russian whose Grandparents were first Cousins. Which may explain his stand-up comedy, but not quite. He speaks American standard English only and affirms that he has never met the president nor introduced him or his campaign team to any Russians.

That’s so interesting, but what about your Walk?
Mark has lived in Washington D.C. and has been student of its hidden history for decades. Also he’s a partner at a law firm, but we promised not to mention.

A walk with Mark is funnier than a Ted Talk for five year olds . You’ll learn so much and most of it is true. You’ll walk thru the National mall, where dreams where shared and the biggest crowd ever saw a inauguration (maybe you’ll even find out when that was) See the gift of Lady Gaga and laugh yourself silly listening to all the great stories Mark has to tell (and yes he has to)

Hey What’s better, a good story or an A on your history test?

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Hey, I'm Jake! Jake who? Jake WOE!

Who the hell is Jake Woe?
A Native New Yorker who lives in the heart of Washington, DC, Jake’s interests include Comedy and Food, though not necessarily in that order. Jake regularly appears at comedy venues throughout the Washington area, and at the restaurants there even more regularly.

Jake has lived in Europe and traveled extensively, and speaks German just about as well as an 8 year old from Schmedeswurtherwesterdeich. If you were from Schmedeswurtherwesterdeich, you’d be laughing hysterically right now.

A Father of 3 sons, Husband of over 35 years, and a retired IT Professional and Business Owner, Jake likes making people laugh even more than he likes a good wiener schnitzel, and that’s saying a lot! However, if one melts cheese on that wiener schnitzel, then that gap narrows considerably

That’s so interesting, but what about your Walk?
Jake will cover the basics, starting out at Lafayette Square just north of the White House, walking south and then west to the Einstein Memorial, and then from the Lincoln Memorial through the Mall, and ending at the Washington Monument.

Jake promises you’ll learn things during your Comedy Walk that are both unexpected and unavailable from any other source. Jake’s intelligent and occasionally self-deprecating humor will put you at ease right from the start, make the time and the walk go quickly, and give you many laughs along the way.

And if you’re interested, you’ll get some excellent restaurant recommendations also.

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Matt Dundas New comedian in Washington D.C

Matt Dundas is a stand-up comedian with many comedy clubs and festivals to his credit. When he’s not performing stand-up comedy Matt is a full-time stay-at-home dad for his two beautiful children. He performs as often as possible. Matt is Chief Operating Officer at Capital Laughs, a stand-up outfit that produces 300+ comedy shows a year in Washington, D.C.

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Hey, I'm Soula! COMEDIAN WITH A BITE

Who the hell is Soula?
Soula Notos is of Greek descent, but born and raised in Holland, which means she is always hungry. Her name is Greek for: genderneutral single. Many audiences in Europe have encountered this bubbly hugger with her interactive and physical style. Her comedy is expressive, energetic and full of self-mockery. Besides being a comedian, she works as an actress, theatremaker, a storyteller and a host. She organises the monthly English night “Storytelling in the Basement” in de Kargadoor (Utrecht) and hosts this year’s Fifth Fridays at Mezrab in Amsterdam. More info about Soula: www.soula.nl
She is a member of the Utrecht Comedy collective Het Comedyhuis. Additionally she was the co-founder of Comedy Kitchen (female comedy nights).

“A lot of flair and strong body language.”- Stampmedia.be
“Yeah, great and all, but why are you not married?” – Mom

That’s so interesting, but what about your Walk?
Soula has been living in the beautiful city of Utrecht for more than 20 years and wants to share its rich history to everyone who is willing to listen. She finds the stories behind walls and curtains the most captivating, because that’s where true passions are found. You will better understand what this means when you take a walk with her. She connects historical facts easily with personal stories and opinions that will make you laugh whether it rains or not (most probably it will. Where do you think you are, Hawaii?). She is a warm and great host and will give you a fun insight of this great little town which is nevertheless trying to be the best and biggest in everything.