SPR presents Wait, Wait ...Don't Tell Me's Paula Poundstone!

Paula Poundstone

Thank You to everyone who made our Paula Poundstone concert a success!


Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 7:30pm
The Bing Crosby Theater
901 West Sprague Avenue, Spokane map

$40 & $38

Event Donors: Sam Rodell, Architect,
Strong Solutions,
Thomas Hammer Coffee Roasters,
Music Corner inside Pawn 1


One of the favorite panelists on NPR's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! returned to Spokane with her delightful wit and quirky perspectives on life. She has an incredible ability to interact spontaneously with audience members, in conversations bound to garner riotous laughter. Armed with nothing but a stool, a microphone, and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paula’s ability to create humor on the spot has become the stuff of legend.  Everything on Thursday night was open for discussion -- including politics, current events, and her 16 cats.

Paula Hearts JokesPaula's book, There’s Nothing in This Book That I Meant to Say, (with foreword by Mary Tyler Moore) is out in paperback and on audio
.  Paula is hard at work on her second tome for the same imprint, Harmony Books, a division of Random House. Her 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.  The Chief Archivist of the Hall said she was unanimously chosen because “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 was also just named to a list of top Unconventional People to Follow on Twitter.  

Awards and Distinctions

  • First woman to perform at the White House correspondent’s dinner
  • First woman to win a cable ACE for Best Standup Comedy Performance
  • Emmy and Ace Award winner for Best Program Interviewer
  • TV appearances include several standup comedy specials (HBO, and Bravo), her own show on HBO and ABC, and all the major talk shows.  In March 2013, Paula joined Whoopi Goldberg, Joan Rivers and several other prominent women in comedy for a feature-length documentary produced by Lions Gate for Showtime entitled, WHY WE LAUGH TOO: Women of Comedy.
  • Paula has been recognized as one of Comedy Central’s 100 greatest stand ups of all time! Her newest comedy CD, I HEART JOKES: Paula Tells Them in Boston was recorded during a performance at the Wilbur Theatre in the heart of the city and was released on April Fool’s Day 2013.

Visit Paula at: 
http://www.paulapoundstone.com
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