Fri, Jan 12, 2018, 7:30pm | PAULA POUNDSTONE
presented by Exceptional Artists in partnership with Champaign Park District
Heralded as one of our country’s foremost comics, Paula Poundstone’s quick-thinking, unscripted approach to comedy makes for a perfect fit as a regular panelist on NPR’s #1 show, the screwball weekly news quiz show Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, where she holds the record for game losses. “The others cheat,” she says, magnanimously, “you wouldn’t think NPR would put up with that.”
Ms. Poundstone tours regularly, performing her extemporaneous standup routines across the country. Her frequent interchanges with the audience are never mean or done at a person’s expense. She even manages to handle politics, “…with the exception of that one time”.
The talents of this brilliant humorist extend beyond standup comedy, but stop short of yodeling. In 2016 Paula voiced the character “Forgetter Paula” in Disney/Pixar’s Academy Award-winning animated feature film, Inside Out. In June 2016, her first double-live CD, “North By Northwest: Paula Poundstone Live!” (HighBridge) was released. Her second hardcover book was released in May, 2017. Paula has also appeared on the hit television drama, Major Crimes and has done commentaries for CBS Sunday Morning.
- Occurred Friday, January 12th, 2018 @ 7:30 pm