Paula Poundstone

Paula Poundstone

Paula Poundstone will light up the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts in Jamestown Saturday with her unique brand of humor. The award-winning comedienne, author, actress, podcaster and panelist on NPR's "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" is celebrating 40 years in the business and still does 85 shows a year - despite years of therapy, children who come running when she pulls out her checkbook and a house full of 13 cats.

Babeville Buffalo

This is an incredibly productive chapter in the comic career of Paula Poundstone. She continues to tour and will perform Friday night at 7 p.m. at Babeville. She continues to be a regular contributor for NPR's quiz show "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!" and has launched her own podcast "Live from the Poundstone Institute." In a conversation with WBFO, she also has taken to authoring a new book, which has been receiving some positive reviews despite a long and confounding title.


Paula Poundstone: 'No two shows are alike'

Oct 1, 2015
Photo from Babeville event page

Comedian Paula Poundstone brings her standup show to Asbury Hall at Babeville in Buffalo Friday at 7 p.m. WBFO's Eileen Buckley reached Poundstone by phone from her home in California to discuss her comedic success.


photo provided by Lucille Ball Comedy Festival

Though 13,000 people trekked to Jamestown for last year's Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, organizers are hoping for more this year and, with the big names set to appear, it may be able to achieve that goal.

Paula Poundstone takes the stage Thursday at the Reg Lenna Civic Center. Named one of Comedy Central's 100 Greatest Comics of All Time, Poundstone, not surprisingly, admires the legendary work of Lucille Ball. It's a passion she shares with her kids, though they were never allowed to watch Lucy on television.