PAULA POUNDSTONE keeps the laughs coming on NPR’s weekly news quiz show, “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me” and brings her comedic brilliance to the
Aladdin Theater on Saturday, January 28th!
(Special benefit for the Friends of the Multnomah County Library)
The Aladdin Theater in Portland, OR is proud to present comedian Paula Poundstone in concert Saturday, January 28th. It’s impossible to attend a Paula Poundstone performance without marveling at her ability to interact spontaneously with audience members in conversations bound to garner riotous laughter. Armed with nothing but a stool, a microphone and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paula’s ability to create humor on the spot has become the stuff of legend. Little wonder people leave Paula’s shows debating whether the random people she talked to were “plants” – which, of course they never are, and complaining that their cheeks hurt from laughter.
Paula continues to be the National Spokesperson for (ALTAFF), The Association of Library Trustees Advocates Friends & Foundations, a national network of enthusiastic library supporters. ALTAFF believes in the importance of libraries as the social and intellectual centers of communities and campuses. Paula is supporting libraries on a local level by partnering with promoters and the local Friends organization in cities where she performs. In most markets the local Friends group receives tickets for use in fundraising or promotion as well as a portion of the book and CD sales after her performance where she makes herself available for signings. Says Poundstone: “It’s funny that we think of libraries as quiet demure places where we are shushed by dusty, bun-balancing, bespectacled women. The truth is libraries are raucous clubhouses for free speech, controversy and community. Librarians have stood up to the Patriot Act, sat down with noisy toddlers and reached out to illiterate adults. Libraries can never be shushed. If you haven’t been to your library lately, you’re over-due.” Paula is pleased to partner with the ALTAFF supporters of the Friends of the Multnomah County Library who will sell Paula’s book for which they will receive a percentage of the proceeds, and participate in other fund-raising activities. Paula will make herself available for a book signing after the show. The Friends of the Multnomah County Library address is 919 SW Taylor St. #220 Portland, OR 97205. For more information call 503-224-9176.
Poundstone's razor-sharp wit makes her a perfect fit as a regular panelist on NPR’s popular weekly news quiz show, “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me.” (2008 winner of the prestigious Peabody Award for broadcasting excellence) Her first book, "There’s Nothing in This Book That I Meant to Say," (with foreword by Mary Tyler Moore) is out in paperback and also is now available on audio. (Highbridge) Paula is hard at work on her second tomb for the same imprint. (Harmony Books, a division of Random House) Paula’s commentaries have been heard on NPR’s “Morning Edition” and her blogs appear in the Huffington Post, and 23/6, as well as the NPR Opinion Page.
Awards and distinctions: First woman to perform at the White House correspondent’s dinner; first woman to win a cable ACE for Best Standup Comedy Performance. Paula is also an Emmy and Ace Award winner for Best Program Interviewer. TV appearances include several standup comedy specials (HBO, and Bravo), her own show on HBO and ABC, and all the major talk shows. In 2010 Paula was invited to serve as judge in the humor category of this year's Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The Awards are the largest, longest running recognition and scholarship program for teenage artists & writers. Paula has been recognized as one of Comedy Central’s 100 greatest stand ups of all time! Poundstone also released her first comedy CD: I HEART JOKES: Paula Tells Them In Maine, 60 minutes of hilarious comedy recorded live at the sensational Stone Mountain Arts Center – because as Paula says, “It’s very hard to do it any other way.”
GET A LAUGH with Paula’s comedy CD “I Heart Jokes” http://www.paulapoundstone.com/NewCD.html
Watch Paula on Craig Ferguson:
Visit Paula at: http://www.paulapoundstone.com www.facebook.com/paulapoundstone www.myspace.com/paulapoundstone http://twitter.com/PaulaPoundstone
Showtime: 7:00PM Tickets: $30 Visit: www.aladdin-theater.com or call: 503-234-9694
The Aladdin Theater is located at 3017 SE Milwaukie Avenue Portland, OR 97202
Official Website: http://www.aladdin-theater.com
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