Ophira Eisenberg

Ophira Eisenberg

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Ophira Eisenberg

Ophira Eisenberg, born in 1972, is a Canadian comic, writer, and actress. She is from Calgary, Canada[1] and now lives in New York City.

Eisenberg hosts the weekly NPR and WNYC trivia, puzzle, and game show Ask Me Another,[2] 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[3] She also appeared on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend[4] and Fresh Faces of Comedy[when?], as well as VH-1‘s Best Week Ever[5] All Access,[citation needed] the E! Channel[verification needed], the Oxygen Network[citation needed], the Discovery Channel[verification needed], TV Guide Channel‘s Standup in Stilettos,[citation needed] and the AXS Network.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Stand-up comedy and storytelling[edit]

Eisenberg performs regularly in New York City.[1][6] She frequently hosts and tours with The Moth,[1] a storytelling show, and is featured on one of their Audience Favorites CDs.[citation needed]

She was featured in the New York Times “Telling Tales With a Tear and a Smile,”[7] New York magazine’s “Ten New Comedians That Funny People Find Funny”,[8] New York Post’s “The 50 Best Bits That Crack Up Pro Comics”,[9] selected by Backstage magazine as one of “10 Standout Stand Ups Worth Watching” in their Spotlight on Comedy Issue[citation needed], and hailed as a “Highly Recommended Favorite” by Time Out New York magazine.[citation needed] She was a MAC Awards (Manhattan Association of Clubs and Cabarets) Finalist for Best Female Comic in 2009.[10]

Writing[edit]

Her debut memoir, Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy was released 2 April 2013.[11] She has also been featured in a number of anthologies, including: I Killed: True Stories of the Road from America’s Top Comics alongside those of Dennis Miller, Joan Rivers, Chris Rock, and Jerry Seinfeld;[12] in Rejected: Tales of the Failed, Dumped, and Canceled[13]; and Heeb Magazines book Sex, Drugs and Gefilte Fish (2010).[14]

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

Personal life[edit]

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.[16

Actress (9 credits)
 2016 Girls (TV Series)
Ophira Eisenberg

I Love You Baby (2016) … Ophira Eisenberg
 2008 Wit’s End (TV Movie)
Ophira
 2004 The Overlookers
Zelda
 2003 6 Years & 364 1/2 Days Later (Short)
Unlucky Girl
 2002 Best Foot Forward (Video short)
Theresa
 2001 Invitation
Ophira
 2001 The Guardian (TV Series)
Gretchen

Pilot (2001) … Gretchen
 2001 Queer as Folk (TV Series)
Zoe

Very Stupid People (2001) … Zoe
 1998 SketchCom (TV Series)
Various

Lame & Shooster and the Lolas (1998) … Various

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