Paula Poundstone is known for her smart, observational humor and a spontaneous wit that has become the stuff of legend. Time magazine, in the March 2020 “Best of” issue, listed Paula’s HBO special, Cats, Cops and Stuff as one of The 5 Funniest Stand-Up Specials Ever. Paula can be heard weekly as the host of the comedy podcast, Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone and as a regular panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!
Her second book, The Totally Unscientific Study Of The Search For Human Happiness (Algonquin 2017) was a semi-finalist for The Thurber Prize for American Humor, the highest recognition of the art of humor writing in the United States.
Paula was the first female comic, in its then 73rd year, to perform at the White House Correspondents dinner. She was the first female standup, in its then 5th year, to win the ACE award for Best Comedy Special on Cable television. She is recognized in innumerable lists, documentaries and literary compendiums noting influential standup comedians of our time.
Presented by the Martha's Vineyard Summer Concert Series.
Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 8:00pm
Martha's Vineyard Performing Arts Center
100 Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557
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