Paula Poundstone is one of our country’s preeminent comedians, known for her smart, observational humor and spontaneous wit that has become the stuff of legend. She tours regularly performing over 85 shows a year.
Paula is also an author, lecturer, host and actress. In her second book, “The Totally Unscientific Study Of The Search For Human Happiness” (Algonquin Books) she asks the question, “Is there a secret to human happiness?” She offers herself up as a guinea pig in a series of “totally scientific” experiments, recording her data for all mankind. An avid Disney movie fan, Paula had a dream come true when she was cast to voice the character “Forgetter Paula” in Disney/Pixar’s “Inside Out,” winner of the 2017Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film.
Paula is a popular panelist on NPR’s # 1 show, the weekly comedy news quiz, “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” Her new weekly podcast for Maximum Fun, “Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone, ” is a comedy field guide to life. Each week Paula and her co-host, Adam Felber, a friend and fellow panelist on “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century.