paula poundstone

Paula Poundstone
Saturday, December 17
Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak

In the course of her long career, Paula has appeared on Saturday Night Live and late-night talk shows, had several stand-up comedy specials on HBO, hosted her own show on ABC, written a book, won an Emmy, and, of course, joined NPR’s Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me! as a regular panelist. Paula Poundstone will bring her razor-sharp wit and spontaneity to Royal Oak in December.
Entry deadline: December 1, 2016

After criss-crossing the country for more than three decades, and spending 15 years as part of NPR’s Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me, Paula Poundstone has gone from Greyhound bus terminal cafeterias in the 1980s to the Comedy Hall of Fame. Now, she’s back in Michigan.

Paula Poundstone is one of the funniest people in Public Radio. You can hear her test her knowledge of the news, and throw in a few quips on Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me. This Friday, she’ll be performing at the Ford Community Performing Arts Center.

About thirteen years ago, when Poundstone started with Wait Wait, the show was produced mostly in-studio.

“The show was still really, really fun to do. But it definitely and obviously took on a stronger energy by virtue of having a responsive crowd in from of us, which is really, really fun,” she said.

Poundstone draws comical inspiration from the crowd during her stand-up as well.

“My favorite part of the night is, I do a time honored, ‘where are you from, what do you do for a living?’ And little biographies emerge, and I kind of use that to set my sails for what to talk about,” she said.

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