How an American Netherlander discovered a neglected Dutch minority.
Stand-up comedian Greg Shapiro, aka ‘The American Netherlander,’ is renown for his experiences with the Dutch Assimilation Course. Now he’s going for Extra Credit. With his previous show 'How to be Orange,’ Shapiro shared his hilariously true encounters with Dutch culture and the the Dutch ‘inferiority complex.’
Based on the comedy show, Shapiro wrote a book ‘How to Be Orange,’ which shares so many personal integration issues that the text is now being used in Dutch assimilation classes.
And then there was Greg as the voice of the ‘Fascinating Friesland’ videos that went viral in no time. Suddenly, Shapiro's interest in this rather quirky province was ignited.
In ‘How to be Frisian,’ Shapiro uses his charming and sharp sense of humor to dig his way into the oddities of Frisian culture. Along the way, he bumps his head into some unusual traditions and celebrates their quirkiness.