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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Eisenberg hosts the weekly NPR and WNYC trivia, puzzle, and game show Ask Me Another, with the "one-man house band" Jonathan Coulton. On February 8, 2013, she appeared on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and was called over after her set to the desk, for a chat. She also appeared on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and Fresh Faces of Comedy[when?], as well as VH-1's Best Week Ever All Access, the E! Channel[verification needed], the Oxygen Network, the Discovery Channel[verification needed], TV Guide Channel's Standup in Stilettos, and the AXS Network.
Stand-up comedy and storytelling
She was featured in the New York Times' "Telling Tales With a Tear and a Smile," New York magazine’s "Ten New Comedians That Funny People Find Funny", New York Post’s "The 50 Best Bits That Crack Up Pro Comics", selected by Backstage magazine as one of "10 Standout Stand Ups Worth Watching" in their Spotlight on Comedy Issue, and hailed as a "Highly Recommended Favorite" by Time Out New York magazine. She was a MAC Awards (Manhattan Association of Clubs and Cabarets) Finalist for Best Female Comic in 2009.
Her debut memoir, Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy was released 2 April 2013. She has also been featured in a number of anthologies, including: I Killed: True Stories of the Road from America’s Top Comics alongside Dennis Miller, Joan Rivers, Chris Rock, and Jerry Seinfeld; Rejected: Tales of the Failed, Dumped, and Canceled; and Heeb Magazine's book Sex, Drugs and Gefilte Fish (2010).
Her acting credits include The Overlookers (winner of Best Picture at the Canadian Film Festival and Best Feature Film at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival), Showtime's Queer as Folk, and CBS’s The Guardian. She was also in the original Toronto Fringe production of The Drowsy Chaperone in 1999, which went on to become a Tony Award winning Broadway show.
Eisenberg lives in a fifth floor walk-up apartment in Brooklyn with her husband, Jonathan Baylis, a producer at the USA Network, their son Lucas, and their dog, Mocha. She is Jewish and a breast cancer survivor.
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