Paula Poundstone

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With smart, observational humor and a legendary spontaneous interaction with the crowd, Paula Poundstone is one of our country's pre-eminent comedians. She improvises with a crowd like a Jazz musician, swinging in unexpected directions without a plan, without a net. There's a disarming ease in her craft, an immediate sense that she's so quick on her feet you need never worry about the possibility of something going wrong.

Poundstone's razor sharp wit and impeccable timing makes for the perfect fit as a regular panelist on NPR's #1 show, the weekly comedy news quiz, Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me! When asked about Paula, 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."

Paula is also an Author. She just released her second book, the critically acclaimed, The Totally Unscientific Study Of The Search For Human Happiness, and was the first woman, in it's 73rd year to perform stand up comedy at the White House Correspondent's Dinner.

Paula is recognized on Comedy Central's list of The 100 Best Standup Comics of All Time. She won an American Comedy Award for Best Female Standup Comic, and she is included in innumerable lists, documentaries and literary compendiums noting influential standup comedians of our time.


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