City Paper is not for tourists
Canadian comedian Ophira Eisenberg has a name perfect for public radio, packed with vowels and syllables that roll cleanly off the tongue. It suits her role as host of NPR’s weekly trivia show Ask Me Another perfectly. But before Eisenberg was challenging contestants to name that tune or asking minor celebrities to solve anagrams, she made her name telling serious stories with the Moth (most famously about a car accident she was involved in as a child) and performing stand-up comedy routines about her sexual misadventures. When she comes to the Kennedy Center, expect riffs on marriage, relationships, and why having an unusual name makes it hard to meet people at parties. Urban dwellers of a certain age will find her stories effortlessly funny and relatable. Ophira Eisenberg performs at 6 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. Free. (202) 467-4600. kennedy-center.org.