paula poundstone

Paula Poundstone is a popular panelist on NPR’s weekly comedy quiz program Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me!. She tours regularly, performing standup throughout the country. Poundstone was the first woman ever to share the stage with the President as host at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Her new book is The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness.

She will perform at The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, MA at the Fairview Hospital Gala on September 16, at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on October 13, and at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts on October 14.

Paula Poundstone
Paula Poundstone

Road warrior Paula Poundstone is returning to our region, a familiar stomping ground for the comedian who has been a standup stalwart for almost four decades. A regular voice on these airwaves on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, Poundstone is performing at the Bardavon in Poughkeepsie on June 24. Poundstone also has a new double album coming out this month: North by Northwest: Paula Poundstone Live!.

Paula Poundstone

Usually when we hear from Paula Poundstone on WAMC, she’s making us laugh on a Saturday morning on Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me, where she is a regular panelist, or stopping by Lake Wobegon on A Prairie Home Companion. But she also spends plenty of time on the road performing her unique brand of stand-up. Poundstone has been honing her live act for more than three decades, between writing essays and books, and occasional acting.