WUTC's Spring Membership Drive continues today, and when you donate, you could win an invite to a VIP meet-and-greet Friday with Paula Poundstone. She's performing at Track 29 in Chattanooga. Tune in to 88.1 for details.
Paula will be appearing at Track 29 at 8 p.m., April 28th. Tickets are available at Track 29's box office, 423-521-2929, or track29.co. This is an 18-and-over show, and attendees must have a valid photo ID.
Heralded as one of our country’s foremost comics, Paula Poundstone’s quick-thinking, unscripted approach to comedy makes for a perfect fit as a regular panelist on NPR’s #1 show, the screwball weekly news quiz show WAIT WAIT…DON’T TELL ME! where she holds the record for game losses. “The others cheat,” she says magnanimously, “you wouldn’t think NPR would put up with that.”
Paula tours regularly, performing standup comedy across the country. Writes Nick Zaino with the Boston Globe: “You know she’s a great comic the way you know any fine performer when you see one — 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.”
Paula’s interchanges with the audience are never mean or done at a person’s expense. She even manages to handle politics without provoking the pall of disapproval received by less artful comics. “With the exception of that one time,” Paula claims.
In addition to her many awards for comedy, in 1992 Paula became the first woman to share the stage with the President and host the prestigious White House Correspondents Dinner, a role not until then offered to a woman in its 72-year year history. Only four other women have followed in her pioneering footsteps.
She has guested on all the late night talk shows, several television specials, and Garrison Keillor’s A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION. Still, Paula considers her greatest achievement being a Mom of three children. She lives in Santa Monica where she also has two dogs, 14 cats, and one ant left from her ant farm.