North Adams, MA – Hailing from Alberta, Canada, and now based out of New York City, comedian and storyteller Ophira Eisenberg makes the trek to the Berkshires on Saturday, August 18, at 8 PM, for an Alt Cabaret performance on MASS MoCA’s Club B-10 stage. Eisenberg is a regular on The Moth, a New York City-based nonprofit organization that conducts live storytelling events, and can frequently be found performing stand-up at many of the city’s comedy clubs. Surely the mark of a comedian on the rise, she has been praised by Best of New York.com as “a rare combination of a sharp stand-up and a brilliant storyteller”.
The New York Times reports: “What distinguishes Ms. Eisenberg is how thoughtfully she adjusts to the form she’s working in while retaining the essence of her bleakly stylish humor.” Her natural wit and clever charm captivate her spectators, no matter who or where they are. “Give her just a minute,” says The Apiary Magazine, “and Ophira will win you over.”
Calgary-bred Eisenberg has garnered many awards, including being named one of New York Magazine‘s “Top 100 Comics that Funny People Find Funny”. She has made appearances on Comedy Central, VH-1, Fox, E! Channel, CNN, Oxygen Network, and the Discovery Channel, and she had her own comedy special on CTV’s Comedy Now. She performed at the Halifax Comedy Festival in Nova Scotia, and she is the host of NPR’s new trivia and puzzle show Ask Me Another. Eisenberg’s writing is featured in I Killed: True Stories of the Road from America’s Top Comics along with that of Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Dennis Miller, and Joan Rivers; Rejected: Tales of the Failed, Dumped, and Canceled; and Heeb Magazine’s Sex, Drugs, and Gelfite Fish. In 2014, her debut memoir, Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy, will be released.
MASS MoCA presents several Canadian performing artists this summer in conjunction with Oh, Canada, the largest survey of Canadian contemporary art outside Canada to date, with over 110 works by 62 artists on display in MASS MoCA’s galleries. Broken Social Scene’s Toronto-based Brendan Canning was the DJ for the opening celebration and Montreal’s Patrick Watson performs on June 30.
The Alt Cabaret with comedian Ophira Eisenberg will take place at MASS MoCA on Saturday, August 18, at 8 PM. Tickets for the event are $12 in advance, $16 day of show, or $10 for students. MASS MoCA members receive a 10% discount. Tickets are available through the MASS MoCA Box Office located off Marshall Street in North Adams, open from 10 AM to 6 PM (every day) beginning June 21. Tickets can also be charged by calling 413.662.2111 during Box Office hours, or purchased online at www.massmoca.org.
MASS MoCA, the largest center for contemporary visual and performing arts in the United States, is located off Marshall Street in North Adams on a 13-acre campus of renovated 19th-century factory buildings. MASS MoCA is an independent 501(c)(3) whose operations and programming are funded through admissions and commercial lease revenue, corporate and foundation grants, and individual philanthropy. Except for an initial construction grant from the Commonwealth, and competitive program and operations grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, MASS MoCA is privately funded: 90% of annual operating revenues are from earned revenues, membership support, and private gifts and grants.