As Oteil sails the high seas of JamCruise, Mike chats with friend and fellow comedian Ophira Eisenberg! You’ll hear Ophira and Mike dive deep into the art of comedy as they discuss the importance of trying out vulnerable material in “permission to fail” settings, intersections between comedy and storytelling, and a detailed analysis of how comedians meticulously craft their jokes. They also explain why talking to the crowd is like “mining for gold,” hyper-tuned observations about cultivating the ideal standup environment, and much more from two masters of the art of standup comedy!Ophira Eisenberg is a Canadian-born standup comedian, writer, and podcast host. She hosted NPR’s comedy trivia show Ask Me Another for 9 years, where she interviewed hundreds of celebrities including Sir Patrick Stewart, Awkwafina, Rosie Perez, Yo-Yo Ma, Nick Kroll, Chelsea Handler, Jim Gaffigan, and so many others. She is the host of the comedy podcast Parenting Is A Joke, co-produced by iHeart Radio and Pretty Good Friends Productions. She can be seen live, regularly headlining across the United States, Canada, and Europe delivering her unique blend of standup and storytelling. Ophira is a fixture at New York City’s comedy clubs including the Comedy Cellar, Gotham Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club and Carolines, as well as Brooklyn’s famed performance venues The Bell House, Union Hall, and Littlefield.-----------*DISCLAIMER: This podcast does NOT provide medical advice. The information contained in this podcast is for informational and entertainment purposes only. No material in this podcast is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen*-----------This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Please leave us a rating or review on iTunes!Comes A Time is brought to you by Osiris Media. Hosted and Produced by Oteil Burbridge and Mike Finoia. Executive Producers are Christina Collins and RJ Bee. Production, Editing and Mixing by Eric Limarenko and Matt Dwyer. Theme music by Oteil Burbridge. Production assistance by Matt Bavuso. To discover more podcasts that connect you more deeply to the music you love, check out osirispod.com-------Visit SunsetlakeCBD.com and use the promo code TIME for 20% off premium CBD products Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.