Paula Poundstone's ability to create humor on the spot is legendary and with her casual air, impeccable timing and razor-sharp wit, she improvises with a crowd like a jazz musician. In 1992, she was the first woman to win a Cable ACE Award for Best Stand-Up Comedy Special for her HBO special, Cats, Cops, and Stuff. In 1996, she debuted her second HBO special, Paula Poundstone goes to Harvard, the only time the elite university has allowed its name to be used in the title of a television show. Ms. Poundstone was the first woman to headline the White House Correspondents Dinner, and she provided memorable live coverage of the '92 political conventions and presidential inauguration for the Tonight Show.
While she has amassed an impressive list of accolades on stage, Ms. Poundstone is a single parent of three plus "nine cats, a big cat-eating dog, a bearded dragon lizard, an elderly bunny and one doggedly determined ant left from her ant farm." Wow. Just reading about her life brings a chuckle . . . imagine what she will bring live, on stage.