Thurs. May 31
Doors at 7; show at 8 p.m.
Fresh off the heels of the release of her hilarious new book, The Totally Unscientific Study of The Search for Human Happiness (Algonquin Books), comedian Paula Poundstone is entertaining audiences across the country, and in May, returning to The State Theatre. A popular regular on NPR’s No.1 weekly comedy news quiz show Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me, Paula has been described by host Peter Sagal as “the funniest human being I have ever known.” Also the star of several HBO specials and her own series on ABC and NBC, Paula won an American Comedy Award for Best Female Standup Comic and is included in innumerable lists, documentaries and literary compendiums noting influential standup comedians of our time. In July, she launched her new weekly podcast – Live From The Poundstone Institute – which is distributed by NPR. On stage, she is known for her casual style, smart, observational humor, and a razor sharp spontaneous wit that has become the stuff of legend. Garrison Keillor described her as “The bravest and best improv comic of our time.” Seeing her live will make you laugh, cry and go out and get another cat.
Tickets are $55 & $45
Thu 5/31 8:00 p.m.
From the official site's biography:
“The Boston Globe says “she’s never been funnier.” Appearing on stage with a stool, a microphone, and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paula Poundstone is delighting crowds around the country on her hilarious national tour. There’s a wonderful synergy to each one-of-a-kind two-hour show. Paula’s ability to create humor on the spot is legendary and with her casual air, impeccable timing and razor-sharp wit, she improvises with a crowd like a jazz musician. She’ll find an audience member who sells grass seed to golf courses in part of the state of Maryland and wonder aloud if, in such a small territory, the grass seed were any good at all, the salesman could possibly be working to his full potential, then swing in another unexpected direction without a plan, without a net. Poundstone is so quick and unassuming that audience members leave complaining that their cheeks hurt from laughter and debating whether the random people she talked to were “plants.”