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Paula Poundstone Tix Drawing

Paula Poundstone

WKSU Insight brings the best from WKSU News to your inbox each Thursday. Subscribe to WKSU Insight and be entered into a drawing to see comedian Paula Poundstone at the Ohio Theatre in Playhouse Square on Friday, Oct. 20 at 8 PM. Names will be drawn on Oct. 17 and left at the Playhouse Square Box Office. All current subscribers as of noon on Oct. 17, 2017 will be eligible. Ten winners will be drawn. Find details on the event at PlayhouseSqaure.org.

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Heralded as one of our country's foremost comics, Paula Poundstone's quick-thinking, unscripted approach to comedy makes for a perfect fit as a regular panelist on NPR's #1 show, the screwball weekly news quiz show WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME! where she holds the record for game losses. "The others cheat, " she says magnanimously, "you wouldn't think NPR would put up with that."

Paula tours regularly, performing standup comedy across the country. Writes Nick Zaino with the Boston Globe: "You know she'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." Paula's interchanges with the audience are never mean or done at a person's expense. She even manages to handle politics without provoking the pall of disapproval received by less artful comics. "With the exception of that one time," Paula claims.