Harrison Greenbaum is one of the most in-demand comedic performers in the world. Currently starring in Cirque du Soleil’s Mad Apple at the NY-NY Hotel & Casino – the first-ever stand-up comedian to headline a Cirque du Soleil show – Harrison has performed more in more than 600 shows a year for the last 15 years, which is probably why both Time Out New York and the NY Daily News have called him "the hardest-working man in comedy." Harrison's unique comedy and magic has delighted audience across the globe, helping make him, as the NY Times wrote, “a favorite young star on the comedy scene."
On television, Harrison has been featured on many shows, including America's Got Talent, Last Comic Standing, Conan, Sherri, Comedy Central's This Week at the Comedy Cellar, National Geographic Channel's Brain Games, and many more.
Behind the scenes, Harrison was a senior producer for Primetime: Would You Fall for That? on ABC (which premiered in 2013 to over 3.5 million viewers) and story producer for VH1’s This is HOT 97. He was also the head writer for Tu Nite con Lorenzo Parro, the first-ever late night show on NBCU/Telemundo, a staff writer for Tha God’s Honest Truth with Charlamagne Tha God on Comedy Central, and a long-time freelance writer for MAD Magazine. And just in case you thought that wasn't enough (I'm sure you didn't), he was also the warm-up comic for Katie, Katie Couric's daytime talk show on ABC.
Harrison began performing stand-up comedy while studying psychology and English at Harvard, where he was the co-founder of the Harvard College Stand-Up Comic Society (or "Harvard College SUCS," as the group's name is cheekily acronymized), the first organization at Harvard dedicated to the performance and appreciation of stand-up comedy and one still popular on campus today.
Moving from Boston to Manhattan (hello Jews!), Harrison quickly became one of the most in-demand comedians in New York. One of Comedy Central's "Comics to Watch," Harrison has also received many awards and honors for his comedy, including the Andy Kaufman Award (2010) for creativity and originality in comedy, the Shorty Award in collaboration with Comedy Central and the New York Comedy Festival for "Best Emerging Comic" (2011), and the Magners Comic Stand-Off (2011). But perhaps the award Harrison is the most proud of is Tannen's Magic Camp "Camper of the Year," which means two things: (1) Harrison went to Magic Camp and (2) Harrison was a virgin until college.
Internationally recognized for his talent, Harrison was the host of The Unbelievables: The World's Greatest Entertainers, which played 22 shows at the Sydney Opera House before commencing a national tour of Australia; was a featured correspondent on the Japanese television show, Scooper, which was broadcast nationally on Nippon TV; and was featured in the documentary, 10 Minutes in America, on France's Canal+. Harrison was also the co-host and featured performer of the official Times Square New Year’s Eve World Wide Webcast in 2010 and 2011, broadcasting live to over 250 million viewers around the globe.
From colleges to comedy clubs, from talk shows to theaters, Harrison is bringing his unique style of comedy to audiences across the country and around the world, proving each night why publications such as am New York calls him “one of stand-up comedy’s hottest rising stars” and his mother describes him as "her favorite (and only) son."