Garrison Keillor describes the comedienne Paula Poundstone as the "bravest and best improv comic of our time." That's high praise from a veteran of comedy! She is also considered by Comedy Central to be one of the 100 Best Standup Comics of All Time, winning an American Comedy Award for the Best Female Standup Comic.
No joke. This woman is serious about entertaining her audiences!
The Paramount Theater Brings Poundstone to Cville
That's why Charlottesville
is especially proud to host Poundstone at The Paramount on October 6, 2017. With The Paramount's incredible acoustics and the
seating arrangement (there's not a bad seat in the house), you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the humor of one of the country's most celebrated comedy artists.
As you may know, Poundstone has a hilarious new book out entitled, "The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness."
The rant-fueled comedienne takes up the challenge of finding what it means to be happy, and why it's considered to be a secret.
She also relates her experiences as a single working mother of three. You're sure to find Paula's wit and wisdom from her book woven into her one-woman tour.
Poundstone's Other Accomplishments
Aside from her considerable accomplishment as a stand-up comedienne, Poundstone is a regular panelist on NPR's Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me
, the NPR news quiz.
The host of that show, Peter Sagal, says, “Paula Poundstone is the funniest human being I have ever known. Everything she does, thinks, or says is hilarious. She is made of funny. If you chopped her into bits, each piece would be hilarious. (But don’t.) Air becomes funny having been breathed by her.”
If you've ever listened to the show, you know exactly what Sagal means.
Paula has also started her own podcast called Live From the Poundstone Institute. Here she discusses research studies so odd they beg for someone to say, "What? Wait a minute!"
Poundstone's on stage presence is considered casual, smart and full of observational humor.
Don't miss this opportunity to see her. The Inn at Monticello is just minutes from The Paramount so make your reservations now!