It's impossible to attend a Paula Poundstone performance without marveling at her ability to interact spontaneously with audience members in conversations bound to garner riotous laughter. Armed with nothing but a stool, a microphone and a can of Diet Pepsi, Poundstone's ability to create humor on the spot has become the stuff of legend. Little wonder people leave Poundstone's shows debating whether the random people she talked to were "plants" - which, of course they never are, and complaining that their cheeks hurt from laughter. On Saturday, November 19th, Paula Poundstone brings her comedic brilliance to the Paramount Center For The Arts in Peekskill.
Poundstone's razor-sharp wit makes her a perfect fit as a regular panelist on NPR's popular weekly news quiz show, "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me." Her first book, "There's Nothing in This Book That I Meant to Say," is out in paperback and also is now available on audio and Poundstone is hard at work on her second tome for the same imprint. Poundstone's commentaries have been heard on NPR's "Morning Edition" and her blogs appear in the Huffington Post, and 23/6, as well as the NPR Opinion Page.
Poundstone was the first woman to perform at the White House correspondent's dinner; first woman to win a cable ACE for Best Standup Comedy Performance. Poundstone is also an Emmy and Ace Award winner for Best Program Interviewer. TV appearances include several standup comedy specials, her own show on HBO and ABC. In 2010 Poundstone was invited to serve as judge in the humor category of that year's Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Poundstone has been recognized as one of Comedy Central's 100 greatest stand ups of all time.
Poundstone continues to be the National Spokesperson for (ALTAFF), The Association of Library Trustees Advocates Friends & Foundations, a national network of enthusiastic library supporters and is pleased to partner with the ALTAFF supporters of the Friends of the Somers Library who will sell Poundstone's book for which they will receive a percentage of the proceeds, and participate in other fundraising activities. Poundstone will be available for a book signing following the November 19th show. For more information about The Friends of the Somer Library, please call 914-277-5813.
An Evening with Paula Poundstone presented by Rrazz Entertainment, at the Paramount Center for the Arts on Saturday, November 19, 2011. Showtime is 8 pm. The theatre is located at 1008 Brown Street in Peekskill. To purchase tickets, call TICKET FORCE (877) 840-0457 or online at www.paramountcenter.org.