Fresh on the heels of the release of her hilarious new book, THE TOTALLY UNSCIENTIFIC STUDY OF THE SEARCH FOR HUMAN HAPPINESS (available now wherever books, ebooks and audiobooks are sold), comedian Paula Poundstone is entertaining audiences around the country and leaving them complaining that their cheeks hurt from laughter and wondering if the random people she talks to are plants. Of course, they never are.
Seven years in the writing, Poundstone’s new book climbed to #1 on the Amazon Best Sellers list forHumor CDs and landed in the top-10 on the BestSellers Humor Hardcover list on its first day of release, all the whilegarnering great reviews. Kirkus– one of the most notable pre-review sources in the industry – called the book “A deeply revealing memoir in which the pathosdoesn’t kill the humor – delivers more than it promises.” Tony and Emmy Award-winner Lily Tomlindescribed the book as “A remarkablejourney. I laughed. I cried. I gotanother cat.”
Poundstone can be heard regularly on NPR’s #1 show, the Peabody-award winning weeklycomedy news quiz Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me! When asked about Poundstone, Wait, Wait host Peter Sagal replied, “Paula Poundstone is the funniest human being I have ever known.Everything she does, thinks, or says is hilarious. She is made offunny. If you chopped her into bits, each piece would be hilarious. (Butdon’t.) Air becomes funny having been breathed by her.”
On stage, Poundstone is known for her casual style, smart, observational humor, and a razor sharp spontaneous wit that has become the stuff of legend. Garrison Keillor described her as “the bravest and best improv comic of our time.”
Astar of several HBO specials and her own series on ABC and HBO, Poundstonewas the first woman to share the dais with the President and perform standupcomedy at the White House Correspondents Dinner in its then 72-year history.She is included in Comedy Central’s List of the 100 Best Standup Comics of AllTime, and is an American Comedy Award-winner for Best Female Standup Comic.
Event is for age 21 and over.
Paula Poundstone performs at Rams Head On Stage inAnnapolis, MD on Saturday, December 15th. Call (410) 268-4545 for tickets or visit www.ramsheadonstage.com.