Comedian, author, lecturer, host and actress Paula Poundstone returns to Walla Walla to perform at Gesa Power House Theatre for two nights on Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29 at 7 p.m. Her appearance is sponsored in part by Northwest Public Broadcasting.
Paula Poundstone is known for her smart, observational humor and spontaneous wit. She is also a popular panelist on NPR’s #1 show, the weekly comedy news quiz, Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me! Guest appearances include The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Star Talk with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Late Night with Carson Daly, and Nerdist with Chris Hardwick. She was a clue in a New York Times crossword puzzle. She’s filed commentaries for CBS Sunday Morning, and NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. She voices the character “Paulette” in Cartoon Network’s new animated series Summer Camp Island, and voiced the character “Forgetter Paula ” in Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out, winner of the 2017 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film.
Paula Poundstone’s new weekly podcast for Maximum Fun, Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone, is a comedy field guide to life. Each week with her co-host, Adam Felber – a friend and fellow panelist on Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! – bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explain existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality.
Paula Poundstone has had numerous HBO specials and starred in her own series on HBO and ABC. Her second special for HBO, Paula Poundstone goes to Harvard, marked the first time the elite university allowed its name to be used in the title of a television show. Paula was the first woman, in its then 73rd year, to perform standup comedy at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. She won an American Comedy Award for Best Female Standup Comic and is recognized in innumerable lists, documentaries, and literary compendiums noting influential standup comedians.
Reserved seating tickets are $55 and are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.
Gesa Power House Theatre is currently operating at full capacity, but will continue to follow the most recent guidance from state and county Departments of Health. Current health and safety guidelines at Gesa Power House Theatre are available online or by calling the box office.
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