Sheboygan, WI – Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts is proud to announce comedian Paula Poundstone will perform on Saturday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Paula Poundstone is recognized as one of Comedy Central's 100 greatest stand-ups of all time. She won an American Comedy Award for Best Female Standup Comic, and in 2010 she was one of a select group voted into the Comedy Hall of Fame.
Poundstone is a regular panelist on NPR’s #1 show, a rascal of a weekly news quiz show, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me.
Peter Sagal, Host of NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me, said, “People love Paula Poundstone and they always have. The amazing thing about Paula is that she has an amazingly distinctive personality. You can see a lot of really, really great comedians, but you may walk away without a sense of who they really are…Paula comes out on stage and she starts talking about her life and then 20 minutes later you realize you're in the middle of her comedy act and didn't really know it.”
This year she was part of the talented cast in Pixar’s critically acclaimed movie, INSIDE OUT, and she tours regularly, performing stand-up comedy across the country.
Poundstone’s ability to be spontaneous with a crowd is the stuff of legend. Poundstone says: “No two shows I do are the same. It's not that I don't repeat material. I do. My shows, when they're good, and I like to think they often are, are like a cocktail party.”
An accomplished writer, with national magazine articles and a back-page column for Mother Jones magazine for several years, Poundstone’s first hard cover book, There is Nothing in This Book That I Meant to Say, with a forward by Mary Tyler Moore, was published in November, 2006, by Harmony Books, a division of Random House.
Poundstone was never one to stereotype herself as a ‘female comedian’ or limit herself to comedy from a ‘female’ point of view.
Over the span of her career, she has amassed a list of awards and accolades that include: The first woman to win the cable ACE Award for Best Standup Comedy Special (1992) and The first woman to perform stand-up at the White House Correspondents dinner.
This performance is the last performance in the Passport Series, which is sponsored by Baird – The Stenklyft Group.
Tickets will be available for purchase online at weillcenter.com, by calling 920-208-3243 or in person at the Ticket Office on Thursday, February 18 starting at noon.
Visit our event calendar for more details about this performance or other shows coming to the Weill Center.