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.Doors at 7; show at 8 p.m.Tickets are $55 & $45