"Paula Poundstone says comedy is much better than waitressing."

By Jason Tanamor

If it seems like you've heard the name Paula Poundstone for many, many years, you have. The comedienne has been doing stand-up for 30 years. Her success isn't solely from being a talented and funny person, rather Poundstone's success is also attributed to her being a very nice person.

I recently called to talk to her about her life as a comic, and also to ask advice on how her YouTube videos can get more hits.

(Clink on the link to hear the audio interview.)


You can check Paula out on tour now at these dates and venues:

May 2009:

5/1 - Schenectady, NY, GE Theatre at Proctors
5/2 - Chatham, NJ, The Sanctuary Concerts W/Jerry Vezza
5/3 - Toronto, ON, Canada, Panasonie Theatre
5/8 - Huntington, NY, IMAC theatre
5/14 - Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me
5/18 - Minneapolis, MN, Guthrie Theatre

June 2009:

6/4 - Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me
6/5 - San Juan Capistrano, CA, Coach House
6/6 - Salt Lake City, UT Utah Pride Festival
6/7 - San Diego, CA Anthology Restaurant 6/11 Rochester, MN Mayo Civic Center Auditorium
6/13 - Agoura Hills, CA Canyon Club

July 2009:

7/3 - Westhampton Beach, NY Westhampton Beach PAC
7/9 - Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me
7/10 - Interlochen, MI, Corson Auditorium
7/12 - Chicago, IL, ALA Conference Private Engagement
7/15-16 - Provincetown, MA, The Vixen
7/17 - Boone, NC, Farthing Auditorium
7/24-25 - Ogunquit, ME, Jonathan’s

August 2009:

8/14 - Rockland, ME, Strand Theatre
8/15 - Brownfield, ME, Stone Mt. Arts Center
8/28 - Austin, TX, One World Theatre

September 2009:

9/5 - Fish Creek, WI, Door Community Auditorium
9/12 - Monterey, CA, The Golden State Theatre
9/18 - Jim Thorpe, PA, Penn's Peak
9/19 - Munhall, PA, Carnegie Library of Homestead

October 2009:

10/2 - Boston, MA, Wilbur Theatre
10/3 - Alexandria, VA, Birchmere
10/8 - Colorado Springs, CO, Pikes Peak Center
10/12 - Wailea, HI, Grand Wailea Resort Private Engagement
10/15 - Mesa, AZ, Piper Reperatory Theater – Mesa Arts Center
10/16 - Buffalo, NY, Buffalo State College
10/17 - Mahwah, NJ, Berrie Center - Ramapo College
10/22 - Wait Wait Don't Tell Me
10/23 - Burlington, VT, Flynn Center
10/24 - Lebanon, NH, Lebanon Opera House
10/31 - Pasadena, CA, Pasadena Convention Center

November 2009:

11/6 - Overland Park, KS, Johnson County Community College - Yardley Hall
11/13 - Concord, NH, Capitol Center for the Arts
11/14 - Iowa City, IA, Englert Auditorium
11/20 - Fairfiedl, CT, Fairfield University
11/21 - New Bedford, MA, Zeiterion Theatre

December 2009:

12/4 - Northampton, MA, Calvin Theatre & PAC
12/5 - San Francisco, CA, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco - Kanabar Hall
12/11 - Annapolis, MD, Rams Head On Stage


Jason Tanamor is the Editor of Zoiks! Online. He is also the author of the novels, "Hello Lesbian!" and "Anonymous."

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Anonymous said...

I remember her on Hollywood Squares but then haven't really seen her on TV in a while. Great interview though. She seems really down to Earth.


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