Ophira has spoken about comedy, storytelling, female empowerment, public media, and  podcasting at companies and gatherings around the world. She also regularly moderates panels, interviews celebrities, and hosts a variety of fundraising events. 

RECENT ENGAGEMENTS

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  • Annual Commentator at American Crossword Puzzle Tournament
  • Speaker at The Feature is Female: Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work at Brooklyn Historical Society
  • Host for Breakthrough Gala and Awards
  • Recurring Host for The Moth Ball: The Moth’s Annual Fundraising Event
  • Keynote Speaker at Mt Sinai, Richman and Yudell Seminar Series on Humanism and Ethics in Medicine: Humor in Medicine
  • Guest Lecturer at SUNY Stony Brook Southampton Audio Podcast Fellow Program
  • Moderator for truTV Presents Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits and Monsters at New York Television Festival with Bobcat Goldthwait, Dave Foley and David Koechner
  • Moderator for Nantucket Film Festival’s Women Behind the Words with Sera Gamble, Miranda Bailey, Alysia Reiner, Nancy Schwartzman, and Jeanne Tripplehorn
  • Moderator for Mark My Word Series: Three Funny Ladies at Mark Twain House with Sloane Crosley and Nell Scovell
  • Moderator at 92Y Talk with cast of Schitt’s Creek with Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Annie Murphy and Daniel Levy
  • Host for NYC Parks, Musical Chairs in Bryant Park
  • Host and Speaker for Docs for Tots 15th Anniversary Celebration
  • Host for Technion World Tour Gala: An Evening of Innovation at the Rainbow Room
  • Moderator and Interviewer for Alamo Drafthouse and PS 321 present Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird
  • Moderator for “One of Us” directors Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady at IFC Center
  • Host for Nantucket Film Festival’s Late-Night Letters with Kathleen Rose Perkins
  • Moderator at Nantucket Film Festival’s In Their Shoes with David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik
  • Host for It All Comes Back to Barnard: A Special Homecoming Event with The Moth
  • Panelist for StarTalk Live! Let’s Make America Smart Again
  • Moderator at New York Public Library’s Author Talks: For This We Left Egypt? Passover, Reconsidered with Dave Barry, Alan Zweibel, and Adam Mansbach
  • Moderator for An Evening with Neil Gaiman - Norse Mythology book release at Town Hall, NYC
  • Host for Modern Love Live at Town Hall
  • Moderator for Brooklyn Book Festival’s "Sex Is Power" panel with Phoebe Gloeckner and Chester Brown at Brooklyn Historical Society
  • Keynote Speaker for Brooklyn’s Women of Distinction
  • Moderator for Queens of Comedy Writing Panel at Fusion Film Festival with Azie Mira Dungey, Glenn Boozan, Robin Thede and Julie Rottenberg
  • Moderator for Nantucket Film Festival’s “Women Behind the Words: Stories from Hollywood’s Front Lines” w/ Jacqueline Bisset, Lili Taylor, USC Professor Stacy L. Smith, A&E Network’s President & CEO Nancy Dubuc at the Dreamland Theatre
  • Host for Nantucket Film Festival’s Late Night Storytelling with Dave Foley
  • Moderator at 92Y Talk w/ cast of Portlandia with Fred Armisen & Carrie Brownstein
  • Moderator for Brooklyn on Brooklyn with Laura Walker at Brooklyn Historical Society
  • Speaker at 18th Annual LA Times Festival of Books with Heather McDonald, Adrian Todd Zuniga, Lizz Winstead, Kelly Oxford