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Paula Poundstone

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Dec 2, 2017 – 6:30 PM

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Fresh on the heels of the release of her hilarious new book, THE TOTALLY UNSCIENTIFIC STUDY OF THE SEARCH FOR HUMAN HAPPINESS (available now wherever books, ebooks and audio books are sold), comedian Paula Poundstone is entertaining audiences around the country and leaving them complaining that their cheeks hurt from laughter and wondering if the random people she talks to are plants. Of course, they never are.Seven years in the writing, Poundstones new book climbed to #1 on the Amazon Best Sellers list for Humor CDs and landed in the top-10 on the Best Sellers Humor Hardcover list on its first day of release, all the while garnering great reviews. Kirkus one of the most notable pre-review sources in the industry called the book A deeply revealing memoir in which the pathos doesn't kill the humor delivers more than it promises. Tony and Emmy Award-winner Lily Tomlin described the book as A remarkable journey. I laughed. I cried. I got another cat.Poundstone can be heard regularly on NPRs #1 show, the Peabody-award winning weekly comedy news quiz Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me! When asked about Poundstone, Wait, Wait host Peter Sagal replied, "Paula Poundstone is the funniest human being I have ever known. Everything she does, thinks, or says is hilarious. She is made of funny. If you chopped her into bits, each piece would be hilarious. (But dont.) Air becomes funny having been breathed by her.In addition to her regular appearances on Wait, Wait, Poundstone is now readying the launch of her own, brand-new weekly podcast LIVE FROM THE POUNDSTONE INSTITUTE which is set to premiere on June 20th, 2017. Joined by a live and lively audience, Poundstone takes on the research studies that are so odd they just beg for someone to stand up and say wait, what?! The podcast is being produced by NPR and is recorded in Los Angeles.On stage, Poundstone is known for her casual style, smart, observational humor, and a razor sharp spontaneous wit that has become the stuff of legend. Garrison Keillor described her as the bravest and best improv comic of our time.A star of several HBO specials and her own series on ABC and HBO, Poundstone was the first woman to share the dais with the President and perform standup comedy at the White House Correspondents Dinner in its then 72-year history. She is included in Comedy Centrals List of the 100 Best Standup Comics of All Time, and is an American Comedy Award-winner for Best Female Standup Comic. Visit her website at www.paulapoundstone.com, twitter.com/paulapoundstone, and facebook.com/paulapoundstone
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“The Boston Globe says “she’s never been funnier.” Appearing on stage with a stool, a microphone, and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paula Poundstone is delighting crowds around the country on her hilarious national tour. There’s a wonderful synergy to each one-of-a-kind two-hour show. Paula’s ability to create humor on the spot is legendary and with her casual air, impeccable timing and razor-sharp wit, she improvises with a crowd like a jazz musician. She’ll find an audience member who sells grass seed to golf courses in part of the state of Maryland and wonder aloud if, in such a small territory, the grass seed were any good at all, the salesman could possibly be working to his full potential, then swing in another unexpected direction without a plan, without a net. Poundstone is so quick and unassuming that audience members leave complaining that their cheeks hurt from laughter and debating whether the random people she talked to were “plants.”

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