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Paula Poundstone

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March 19 @ 8:00 pm
Center Theatre
$45 | $52

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Paula PoundstonePaula Poundstone continues to amaze us with unforgettable sold-out performances as our audiences clamor for the next return to our intimate stage. A master at the observational comedy for which she’s known, Paula is a rare comedic talent that can engage her audience with witty impromptu dialogue and produce rapturously roaring results. Each one of Paula’s shows is completely unique and unrepeatable. She can cleverly poke fun at someone without demeaning her comic target. Paula is warm and genuine—a true anti-celebrity! Enjoy an inexpensive night out with Paula and receive priceless laughs and memories in return.

About 25 years ago, Paula Poundstone climbed on a Greyhound bus and traveled across the country, stopping in at open mic nights at comedy clubs as she went.  A high school drop-out, she went on to become one of the great humorists of our time. You can hear her through your laughter as a regular panelist on NPR’s popular rascal of a weekly news quiz show, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me.  She tours regularly, performing standup comedy across the country, causing Bob Zany with the Boston Globe to write: “Poundstone can regale an audience for several hours with her distinctive brand of wry, intelligent and witty comedy.” Audience members may put it a little less elegantly:  “I peed my pants.”

While there is no doubt that Poundstone is funny, the thing that probably separates her from the pack of comics working today, and that has made her a legend among comics and audiences alike, is her ability to be spontaneous with a crowd.  Poundstone says: “No two shows I do are the same. It’s not that I don’t repeat material. I do. My shows, when they’re good, and I like to think they often are, are like a cocktail party. When you first get there, you talk about how badly you got lost and how hard it was to find parking. Then you tell a story about your kids or what you just saw on the news. You meet some new people and ask them about themselves.  Then, someone says, ‘Tell that story you used to tell,’ and then someone on the other side of the room spills a drink, and you mock them.  No one ever applauds me when I leave a party, though. I think they high five.”

“At the top of her game…”  –San Francisco Chronicle

“Never been funnier…”Boston Globe

“Insightful, thought-provoking humor…”Chicago Tribune