COLDWATER – Don’t “Wait, Wait” to buy your tickets for comedian Paula Poundstone, who will make an appearance at Tibbits Opera House on April 11 as one of only a handful of Midwest appearances currently scheduled for the year.
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 and 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. She tours regularly performing over 85 shows a year.
Paula’s guest appearances include The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Star Talk with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Late Night with Carson Daly, Nerdist with Chris Hardwick, and she was a clue in a New York Times crossword puzzle. She’s filed commentaries for CBS Sunday Morning, and Morning Edition and All Things Considered for NPR. She voices the character “Paulette” in Cartoon Network’s new animated series Summer Camp Island. 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 2017 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film.
Paula has had numerous HBO specials and starred in her own series on HBO and ABC. Her second special for HBO, Paula Poundstone goes to Harvard, marked the first time the elite university allowed its name to be used in the title of a television show.
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. Kirkus Reviews calls it, “A deeply revealing memoir in which the pathos doesn’t kill the humor—delivers more than it promises.” The book debuted at #1 on Amazon best sellers lists in Humor in Hardcover, Audible, Kindle and CD within its first ten days of release and is now out in paperback. The audio book, read by Paula, was one of five finalists for the 2018 Audio Book of the Year.
Paula was the first woman, in its then 73rd year, to perform standup comedy at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. She won an American Comedy Award for Best Female Standup Comic and is recognized in innumerable lists, documentaries, and literary compendiums noting influential standup comedians of our time.
Poundstone’s appearance at Tibbits on Thursday, April 11 at 7:30 pm is a highlight of the theatre’s 2018-2019 Entertainment Series, which also includes Roomful of Blues in June on their way to the Chicago Blues Fest. All Entertainment Series events include a cash bar.
Paula Poundstone’s performance is generously sponsored by WMUK, a non-profit public radio station at 102.1 FM in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Owned and operated by Western Michigan University, WMUK broadcasts jazz, classical music, public broadcasting, and talk radio. WMUK is a charter member of both National Public Radio and the Michigan Public Radio Network.
Tickets for this one-night event range from $30-45 including fees and can be ordered by calling 517-278-6029, visiting Tibbits administrative office at 93 W. Chicago St. in Coldwater, or by visiting Tibbits.org. All performances are held at Tibbits Opera House, located at 14 S. Hanchett St., Coldwater.