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SPR Presents Paula Poundstone November 7


Paula Poundstone kept audiences roaring with laughter at the Bing Crosby Theater on Thursday, November 7.

Spokane Public Radio would like to thank everyone involved with the production of our recent event with Paula Poundstone.

Thanks to: Comedian and Wait, Wait... Don’t Tell Me! panelist Paula Poundstone as well as her agency, APA Talent and Burns & Burns.

Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy Paula's comedy and thanks to Event Donors: The Cleaning AuthoritySayre, Sayre & Fossum, Attorneys at LawSam Rodell, Architectsand Strong Solutions.

Thanks also to: TicketsWest and Staff, The Davenport Lusso Spokane, The Bing Crosby Theater & Staff, Hearn Brothers Printing, and Spokane Public Radio volunteers and members!




Paula Poundstone is a humorist, author and comedian known for her clever, observational humor and spontaneous wit. When she isn’t collecting hotel soaps while on tour or panel-ing on NPR’s #1 show, Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!, Paula hosts the popular Maximum Fun podcast, Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone. Nobody is a comedy field guide to life complete with taste tests, cats of the weeks and leading experts in everything from beekeeping to ping pong to prosopagnosia (say that 3 times fast). 


In 2017, Paula released her second book, The Totally Unscientific Study Of The Search For Human Happiness, in which she offers herself up as a guinea pig in a series of thoroughly unscientific experiments. Kirkus Reviews called the book, "A deeply revealing memoir in which the pathos doesn’t kill the humor—delivers more than it promises." The book debuted at #1 on the Amazon Bestsellers List in Humor, and the audiobook was one of the five finalists for 2018 Audio Book of the Year. The book was recognized as one of eight semi-finalists for the Thurber Prize for American Humor, the highest recognition of the art of humor writing in the United States. 


Paula can be heard on the big screen as “Forgetter Paula” in Disney/Pixar's Inside Out, winner of the 2017 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film. She has also starred in her own series on both HBO and ABC, is included on Comedy Central’s Top 100 Comics of All Time and won an American Comedy Award for Best Female Stand-Up. In February 2019, Paula’s stand-up special, Cats, Cops and Stuff was named by TIME Magazine and Tig Notaro as one of The 5 Funniest Stand-Up Specials Ever.


Paula resides in Santa Monica, CA, where you can find her cleaning the litterboxes of her 14 cats: Clue, Oreo, Luigi, Jem, Belle, Brittle, Mrs. Feziwig, Wednesday, Severus, Tonks, Theo, Sham Wow, Harrison, and Hardy.


Website: Follow her on: TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

Thanks to Event Donors: The Cleaning AuthoritySayre, Sayre & Fossum, Attorneys at LawSam Rodell, Architects; and Strong Solutions.