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Paula Poundstone

The Virginia Theatre

203 West Park Avenue

Champaign, Illinois 61820


(217) 356-9063


Category

Other

Hours

October 28, 2022

7:30pm

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Paula Poundstone is known for her smart, observational humor and a spontaneous wit that has become the stuff of legend. 
Time magazine, in its March 2020 “Best of” issue, listed Paula’s HBO special, Cats, Cops and Stuff, as one of The 5 Funniest Stand-Up Specials Ever.

Paula can be heard weekly as the host of the comedy podcast, Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone, and as a regular panelist on NPR’s comedy news quiz, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!

Also an author, Paula Poundstone’s second book, The Totally Unscientific Study Of The Search For Human Happiness (Algonquin 2017), was one of eight semi-finalists for The Thurber Prize for American Humor, the highest recognition of the art of humor writing in the United States. The audiobook was also one of five finalists for the Audio Book of the Year AUDIE award.

Paula was the first female comic - in its then 73rd year - to perform at the White House Correspondents dinner. She was the first female standup - in its then 5th year - to win the ACE award for Best Comedy Special on Cable television. She is included in innumerable lists, documentaries and literary compendiums noting influential standup comedians of our time.

Category

Other

Hours

October 28, 2022

7:30pm

View Website

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