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You never know if you’ll become a part of the show! Armed with nothing but a stool, a microphone and a can of Diet Pepsi, this hilariously funny comedian will take the stage with her razor-sharp wit and uncanny ability to interact with the audience in conversations sure to make you laugh until your cheeks hurt. Paula’s ability to create humor on the spot has become the stuff of legend. The Boston Globe notes “Poundstone improvises with the crowd like a Jazz musician….swinging in unexpected directions without a plan, without a net.”
Poundstone’s razor-sharp wit makes her a perfect fit as a regular panelist on NPR’s popular weekly news quiz show, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me. (2008 winner of the prestigious Peabody Award for broadcasting excellence) Her first book, There’s Nothing in This Book That I Meant to Say, (with foreword by Mary Tyler Moore) is out in paperback and also is now available on audio. (Highbridge) Paula is hard at work on her second tome for the same imprint. (Harmony Books, a division of Random House) Paula’s commentaries have been heard on NPR’s Morning Edition and her blogs appear in the Huffington Post, and 23/6, as well as the NPR Opinion Page.
Paula was recently inducted into the Comedy Hall of Fame. Chief Archivist of the Hall said she was unanimously chosen for “Her wit, insights, intellect and fantastic capacity to improvise helped to set the bar for all artists in stand-up in the modern era. Simply put, No literate history of comedy could be told without Paula’s voice. She also was just named to a list of top Unconventional People to Follow on Twitter.
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Watch Paula on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
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