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Sam Seder is a political talk show host and commentator. He is the host and founder of The Majority Report. A 5x award-winning, daily program that brings you the best progressive news commentary and longform conversations available today.
Seder was named a 2017 Webby Award Honoree for his work on the daily, political podcast, The Majority Report with Sam Seder. He also hosts Ring of Fire Radio heard on weekends in 45 cities across the country. Seder is a MSNBC contributor and his 400k subscriber YouTube Channel is a member of the The Young Turks Network. Seder has appeared on all of the major cable channels and has guest substituted hosted for Keith Olbermann and Chris Hayes. Recently, Mike Cernovich got him fired but it didn’t stick, so in the end, everyone had fun.
In an earlier life, Seder was an actor, writer and director working with comedians such as Sarah Silverman, H. Jon Benjamin and Marc Maron. He has directed Gary Busey, appeared in Sex In The City and currently voices “Hugo the Health Inspector”, a re-occurring voice on Fox’s animated hit, Bob’s Burgers.
Ophira Eisenberg is a Canadian-born standup comedian and writer. She hosted NPR’s nationally syndicated comedy trivia show Ask Me Another (airing on 400+ stations) where she interviewed, joked, and played silly games with some of the biggest and funniest folks in the world.
Lauded as “hilarious, high risk, and an inspiration,” Ophira filmed her comedy special Inside Joke, when she was 8½ months pregnant. The show’s material revolves around how she told everyone that she was never going to have kids, and then unexpectedly found herself expecting at “an advanced maternal age.” Inside Joke can be found on Amazon and iTunes, along with her two other comedy albums, Bangs!and As Is.
She has appeared on Comedy Central, This Week at The Comedy Cellar, Kevin Hart’s LOL Network, HBO’s Girls, Gotham Live, The Late Late Show, The Today Show, and VH-1. The New York Times called her a skilled comedian and storyteller with “bleakly stylish” humor. She was also selected as one of New York Magazine‘s “Top 10 Comics that Funny People Find Funny,” and hailed by Forbes.com as one of the most engaging comics working today.
Ophira is a regular host and teller with The Moth and her stories have been featured on The Moth Radio Hour and in two of The Moth’s best-selling books, including the most recent New York Times Bestseller Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying the Impossible.
Ophira’s first book, Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamyis a comedic memoir about her experiments in the field as a single woman, traveling from futon to futon and flask-to-flask, gathering data, hoping to put it all together and build her own perfect mate.
She is also sought after as a brilliant interviewer and moderator, and has interviewed dozens of celebrities, writers, and actors.
Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Ophira graduated with a Cultural Anthropology and Theater degree from McGill University. She now lives in Brooklyn, NY where she is a fixture at New York City’s comedy clubs