COVID-19 UPDATE: Sellersville Theater is requiring proof of vaccine or proof of a negative PCR Covid test within 72 hours to attend this event. Mask wearing is strongly recommended except when eating or drinking. When entering the auditorium, hold out your driver's license and valid vaccination card. If you do not have a vaccination card and are taking a PCR Covid test within a 72 hour window of your show, hold out your driver's license and the test result with your name visible. Please note, at-home Covid tests do not fulfill this requirement. Once your vaccination or test result is checked, you'll receive a sticker for entry.
Appearing on stage with a stool, a microphone and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paula Poundstone has one of comedy’s most nimble and disarming comic imaginations. In a review of Poundstone’s show for the Boston Globe, Nick Zaino III wrote, “She improvises with the crowd like a jazz musician, swinging in unexpected directions without a plan, without a net. You know that she is 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 is the star of several HBO comedy specials. Her HBO special, Cats, Cops and Stuff is included in the Time magazine list of “The 5 Funniest Stand-Up Specials Ever” (March 2020). Paula is a regular panelist on NPR’s news quiz, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! and she is heard every week on her comedy podcast, Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone. She is the winner of an American Comedy Award for Best Female Standup Comic and in 1992, she became the first woman, in its then 73rd year, to host The White House Correspondents’ Dinner and perform stand-up comedy. Also an author, Paula’s second book, The Totally Unscientific Study Of The Search For Human Happiness was one of eight semi-finalists for the Thurber Prize for American Humor, the highest recognition of the art of humor writing in the United States. The audio book, read by Paula, was one of five finalists for the AUDIE award for Audio Book of the Year.
Paula continues to be recognized on innumerable lists, in documentaries and literary compendiums noting influential comedians of our time.