With her razor-sharp wit and impeccable comedic timing, Paula Poundstone is the star of NPR’s hit radio show “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me”. She will perform a night of comedy on Friday, September 27, at The Ridgefield Playhouse at 8 p.m. She interacts spontaneously with her audience, delivering lines with such candor and comedic value that everybody laughs out loud. Her latest book is There’s Nothing in This Book That I Meant to Say...very funny. Bissell House (378 Main St., Ridgefield) will pour a free glass of house wine or draft beer with dinner the night of this show when tickets/stubs are presented. This event is part of the Clark Construction Comedy Series and is underwritten by FormFitting Fitness, Brookfield, CT, promoting female power and a lighthearted approach to life; media sponsor is WSHU 91.1 fm - Public Radio Group. Other shows in this series include Colin Quinn’s “Unconstitutional” on Saturday, October 5, and Richard Lewis on Friday, October 18.
Poundstone is known as one of the funniest comedians around. She can be heard on NPR’s “Morning Edition”, the “Huffington Post” and comedy site “23/6.” Her first book, There’s Nothing in This Book That I Meant to Say, is an autobiography that is "part memoir, part monologue" and intertwines historical biographies with anecdotes from her own life. Paula’s ironic and blindingly intelligent humor will touch the reader.
“Paula Poundstone’s comedy is observational and improvisational, and this makes people relax and laugh. By design, the Playhouse show with Paula Poundstone is on a Friday night when the work week is over, and we can kick off the weekend with a fun evening,” explains Allison Stockel, Executive Director of The Ridgefield Playhouse.
Poundstone has also released her first comedy CD, “I Heart Jokes: Paula Tells Them in Maine,” which is 60 minutes of hilarious comedy recorded live at the Stone Mountain Arts Center. The star of several solo HBO and Bravo specials, Paula was the first woman to win an ACE Award (the Cable Emmy Award) for Best Standup Comedy Performance and the first woman to be invited to perform at the distinguished White House Correspondents’ dinner which the President of the United States attends.
For tickets ($60 Gold Circle w/Meet & Greet, $50 orches., $45 mezz.), and further information about The Ridgefield Playhouse, call or visit the box office at 203-438-5795, or order online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not-for-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.