Ophira Eisenberg

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Ophira Eisenberg

Ophira Eisenberg is a Canadian comedian, writer, and actress. She is from Calgary, Canada.[1] Eisenberg now lives in New York City.

She is the host of the weekly NPR and WNYC trivia, puzzle, and game show Ask Me Another.[2] with the "one-man house band" Jonathan Coulton.

Eisenberg appeared on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, where she was called over after her set to the desk for a chat.[3]

She also appeared on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and Fresh Faces of Comedy, as well as VH-1's Best Week Ever[4] and All Access, the E! Channel, the Oxygen Network, the Discovery Channel, TV Guide Channel's Standup in Stilettos, and the AXS Network.

Career[edit]

Stand-up comedy and storytelling[edit]

Eisenberg performs regularly in New York City.[1][5] She frequently hosts and tours with The Moth,[1] a storytelling show, and is featured on one of their Audience Favorites CDs.

She was featured in the New York Times's "Telling Tales With a Tear and a Smile,"[6] New York magazine’s "Ten New Comedians That Funny People Find Funny",[7] New York Post’s "The 50 Best Bits That Crack Up Pro Comics",[8] selected by Back Stage 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.[9]

On January 28, 2015 Eisenberg appeared on Ken Reid's TV Guidance Counselor Podcast.

Writing[edit]

Her debut memoir, Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy (Seal Press, ISBN 1580054390) 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 (ISBN 030738229X) alongside that of Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Dennis Miller and Joan Rivers; in Rejected: Tales of the Failed, Dumped, and Canceled,; and the upcoming Heeb Magazine’s Love, Sex and Gelfite Fish.

Acting[edit]

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,[10] which went on to become a Tony Award winning Broadway show.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kane, Michael. "Talk of the Town: Raconteurs Take Stage In Story Series The Moth", New York Post, 24 March 2007.
  2. ^ "Ophira Eisenberg: NPR". Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, February 8, 2013, ending". 
  4. ^ "Bio - Ophira Eisenberg". Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  5. ^ Eisenberg, Ophira. Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad, Chicago, Illinois, 5 September 2009.
  6. ^ Zinoman, Jason. "Telling Tales With a Tear and a Smile", 4 April 2012
  7. ^ Sternbergh, Adam. "Ten New Comedians That Funny People Find Funny", 22 March 2009.
  8. ^ "Wild Jokers: America's Best Comics Tell The Post The 50 Funniest Jokes They Know", New York Post, 29 March 2009.
  9. ^ MAC Awards
  10. ^ Ophira Eisenberg profile at BroadwayWorld.com

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