Ophira Eisenberg on winning drinking contests, punching guys, and why Parenting is No Joke
By Dixie Laite, Age Against the Machine & Dear Dixie columnist
When it comes to Ophira Eisenberg, I could fangirl on and on. She’s smart, a hilarious comedian, writer, dedicated feminist, and, rather unfairly, damn good-looking. I know her best as the comic who always kills when she participates in “Persisticon,” a Brooklyn-based feminist fundraising event regularly hosted by several of my friends.
Some know her best as the host of the weekly NPR and WNYC trivia game show Ask Me Another. Others may recognize her as the author of her first memoir Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy. Or you think you don’t know her, but you do. You’ve seen Ophira on Comedy Central, E!, Oxygen, VH-1, the New York Times, and in all kinds of magazine articles where comedians are inevitably asked who makes them laugh.
Her latest project is Parenting is No Joke, a brand-new podcast where she talks to fellow comedians about their work and what it’s like to have a kid thrown in the mix. I got a chance to ask Ophira a little about herself, the podcast, and the “growing” part of growing older.