SPR presents Wait, Wait ...Don't Tell Me's Paula Poundstone!
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Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 7:30pm
The Bing Crosby Theater
901 West Sprague Avenue, Spokane map
$38 & $34 - additional fees may apply - Tickets
Event Donors: Diedrich Manufacturing, Randall | Danskin, Thomas Hammer Coffee Roasters, Washington Trust Bank
Hear Paula next on Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!, on KPBX 91.1, Saturday, November 3, from 2-3pm. On KSFC 91.9, hear her November 3 from 11am to noon & November 4 from 10-11pm.
It’s impossible to attend a Paula Poundstone performance without marveling at her 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. Little wonder people leave Paula’s shows debating whether the random people she talked to were “plants” – which, of course, they never are, and complaining that their cheeks hurt from laughter.
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, the 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 on audio. Paula is hard at work on her second tome for the same imprint, Harmony Books, a division of Random House. Paula’
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’
- 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 2010, Paula was invited to serve as judge in the humor category of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The Awards are the largest, longest running recognition and scholarship program for teenage artists & writers.
- Paula has been recognized as one of Comedy Central’s 100 greatest stand ups of all time! Poundstone also released her first comedy CD: I HEART JOKES: Paula Tells Them In Maine, 60 minutes of hilarious comedy recorded live at the sensational Stone Mountain Arts Center – because as Paula says, “It’s very hard to do it any other way.”
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