Paula Poundstone is one of those talented comedians who can riff the night away with any old audience member randy enough to shout out some hooch-fueled commentary. Shes the kind of gal who will dive deep into jokes about being publicly ordered into Alcoholics Anonymous (Kinda beats the hell out of that second A, doesnt it?) She mines every bit of her life for laughs, and its her acumen that keeps her audience enthralled, whether shes plumbing the depths of her struggle with alcohol or mulling over the homework her kids bring home. Her quick wit and accessibility have landed her firmly in Volvolandia, as a regular on NPRs Wait, Wait
Dont Tell Me! and A Prairie Home Companion. She also wrote the column Hey, Paula! for Mother Jones from 1993 to 1998. But shes still totin the necktie and Diet Pepsi for live shows, and releasing books and a CD along the way. I Heart Jokes: Paula Tells Them in Maine is a live recording, just unleashed in January, and word is there's another book on the way.
March 20-21, 8 & 10:15 p.m., 2009