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Friday, August 28, 2009

Paula Poundstone in Concert in Fish Creek!

Just received this press release:


The Door Community Auditorium
Paula Poundstone in Concert
Saturday, September 5, 2009, 8 pm

Armed with nothing but a stool, a microphone, and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paula Poundstone’s ability to create on the spot humor has become the stuff of legend. It is impossible to attend a Paula Poundstone performance without marveling at her ability to interact spontaneously with audience members. And on Saturday, September 5 at 8 pm, Ms. Poundstone will bring her unique brand of humor to the Door Community Auditorium.
Ms. Poundstone’s career as a humorist began in Boston in 1979 when the emerging comedian performed “stand-up” on open-mike nights, supplementing her income with jobs bussing tables and working as a bicycle messenger. It wasn’t long, however, before Ms. Poundstone’s talents were recognized, and five years later she was cast in the movie Hyperspce.
But instead of pursuing a career as an actress, Ms. Poundstone continued to apply her wit to contemporary issues, a perfect match for the nightly talk shows. By 1990, Ms. Poundstone had starred in several HBO specials, as well as a Saturday Night Live show. It proved pivotal to her career. Ms. Poundstone’s first one-hour HBO special earned her a Cable ACE for best comedy special, the first woman ever.
With a spontaneity and clever repartee that hit just the right marks, Ms. Poundstone earned praise from her fans, as well as from critics and her fellow performers. She became a favorite on the talk shows hosts including Jay Leno who hired her to serve as a 1992 Presidential campaign correspondent for his version of the Tonight Show.
One of the most popular panelists on National Public Radio’s weekly news quiz show Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me—the recipient of the 2008 prestigious Peabody Award for Broadcasting excellence—Ms. Poundstone’s commentaries can also be heard on NPR’s Morning Edition. They can also be read on the Huffington Post and the comedy site 23/6.
Ms. Poundstone is the author of There’s Nothing In That Book That I Meant to Say, which she describes as “part memoir, part monologue,” and is currently at work on a second. She recently released her first CD entitled I HEART JOKES: Paula Tells Them In Maine, an hour of comedy recorded live.
Most notably, Ms. Poundstone has also accumulated several “firsts,” most significant among them is being the first woman invited to perform at the distinguished White House Correspondents dinner which is attended by the President. She continues to regularly appear on major talk shows including Late Night with David Lettermen Show and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Ms. Poundstone has also appeared on Garrison Keillor’s radio show A Prairie Home Companion.
With something to say on literally every topic, Paula Poundstone teases the audience, asking them questions, engaging them in a running dialogue. “You know Poundstone’s a great comic the way you know any fine performer when you see one—there’s a disarming ease in her craft, an immediate sense that she’s so quick on her feet you need never worry about the possibility of something going wrong,” praised the Boston Globe.
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Tickets for Paula Poundstone are $38/$33 and $28, and are available at the Door Community Auditorium box office, by phone (920.868.2728), or via the Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 – 3 pm; weekend show days, 11 – 3 pm; and one hour prior to a performance. The Door Community Auditorium is located in Fish Creek, just north of the town center on Highway 42.

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