Paula Poundstone

Friday, February 10th – 8 p.m.*
[*See note below regarding Oct 7 reschedule details]

Tickets for this concert range $28 – $50  + taxes & fees


32 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.  She went on to become one of our country’s foremost humorists. You can hear her through your laughter as a regular panelist on NPR’s #1 show, a rascal of a weekly news quiz show, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me.

Poundstone’s ability to be spontaneous with a crowd is the stuff of legend.  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.”   Paula’s interchanges with the audience are never mean or done at a person’s expense.

She even manages to handle politics without provoking the pall of disapproval less artful comics receive.

It has been said of Poundstone that she not only shot through the glass ceiling, she never acknowledged it was there.   She was never one to stereotype herself as a ‘female comedian’ or limit herself to comedy from a ‘female’ point of view.  Paula is recognized as one of Comedy Central’s 100 greatest stand-ups of all time.  She won an American Comedy Award for Best Female Standup Comic, and in 2010 she was one of a select group voted into the Comedy Hall of Fame.

*Ticketholders for the originally scheduled October 7, 2016 performance:
-You can use your Oct 7 tickets for admission to the Feb 10 performance.
-For refunds of Oct 7 tickets, please let Ticket Central know by 6pm on Dec 16, 2016.
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