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Paula Poundstone Headlines the Tower Theatre


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Fresh off the heels of the release of her hilarious new book, THE TOTALLY UNSCIENTIFIC STUDY OF THE SEARCH FOR HUMAN HAPPINESS (Algonquin Books), comedian Paula Poundstone is entertaining audiences across the country, leaving them complaining that their cheeks hurt from laughter and wondering if the random people she talks to are plants. Of course, they never are. “On Thursday, September 28th, take a break from back-to-lying-about-homework season, to laugh the night away at The Tower Theatre in Fresno, CA,” says Poundstone of her upcoming performance.

Poundstone can be heard regularly on NPR’s #1 show, the weekly comedy news quiz Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me! When asked about Paula, Wait, Wait host Peter Sagal replied, “Paula Poundstone is the funniest human being I have ever known. Everything she does, thinks, or says is hilarious. She is made of funny. If you chopped her into bits, each piece would be hilarious. (But don’t.) Air becomes funny having been breathed by her.”

A star of several HBO specials and her own series on ABC and HBO, Poundstone voiced the character “Forgetter Paula” in the Academy Award winning feature film INSIDE OUT. She was the first woman to share the dais with the President and perform standup comedy at the White House Correspondents Dinner. She won an American Comedy Award for Best Female Standup Comic and is included in innumerable lists, documentaries and literary compendiums noting influential standup comedians of our time. She has released three performance CD’s, her most recent, NORTH BY NORTHWEST -- a double-live CD-set (HighBridge Audio).

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