Paula Poundstone
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Paula Poundstone

Paula Poundstone is one of our country’s preeminent stand-up comedians, known for her smart, observational humor and legendary spontaneous interactions with the crowd. Writes Nick Zaino with THE BOSTON GLOBE, "You know that she is 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 razor-sharp wit and impeccable timing make 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, host Peter Sagal replied, "Paula Poundstone is the funniest human being I have ever known. Everything she does, thinks, or says is hilarious. If you cut her into bits, each piece would be funny. (But don’t!). Air becomes funny having been breathed by her." Paula is also an Author. Her second book, THE TOTALLY UNSCIENTIFIC STUDY OF THE SEARCH FOR HUMAN HAPPINESS (May 2017 - Algonquin Books) landed at #1 on Amazon best sellers lists in Humor in Hardcover, Audible, Kindle and CD within its first two weeks of release. The audio book, read by Paula, was one of five finalists for the 2018 Audie Award for Audio Book of the Year. The paperback was released in May 2018. Paula voices the character “Paulette” in Cartoon Network's new animated series, SUMMER CAMP ISLAND. She voiced the character “Forgetter Paula” in Disney/Pixar’s INSIDE OUT, winner of the 2017 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film. Her commentaries have been seen on CBS SUNDAY MORNING and heard on MORNING EDITION and ALL THINGS CONSIDERED on NPR. Recent guest appearances include LATE NIGHT WITH STEPHEN COLBERT, STAR TALK WITH NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON, LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY, NERDIST WITH CHRIS HARDWICK. A star of several HBO specials, Paula also starred in her own series on HBO and ABC, THE PAULA POUNDSTONE SHOW. Her memorable coverage of the 1992 Presidential election as a special correspondent for THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO, followed by behind-the-scenes coverage at the 45TH PRIME TIME EMMY AWARDS in 1993 set the standard for those who followed. . Paula was the first woman, in its then 73rd year, to perform standup comedy at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. She won an American Comedy Award for Best Female Stand-up Comic and is recognized in innumerable lists, documentaries, and literary compendiums noting influential stand-up comedians of our time. VISIT HER WEBSITE @www.paulapoundstone.com. FOLLOW HER ON: twitter.com/paulapoundstone AND facebook.com/paulapoundstone

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