Radio IQ Welcomes Paula Poundstone!
Friday, February 1, 2019 at 8pm.
Heralded as one of our country's foremost comics, Paula Poundstone's quick‐thinking, unscripted approach to comedy makes for a perfect fit as a regular panelist on NPR's #1 show, the screwball weekly news quiz show Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Where she holds the record for game losses. "The others cheat," she says magnanimously, "you wouldn't think NPR would put up with that."
The talents of this brilliant humorist extend beyond standup comedy, but stop short of yodeling. In 2016 Paula voiced the character "Forgetter Paula" in Disney/Pixar's Academy Award winning animated feature film, Inside Out. In June 2016, her first double‐live CD, "North By Northwest: Paula Poundstone Live!" (High Bridge) debuted at #1 on both Amazon's "Hot New Releases ‐ Non Fiction" and "Comedy CD" lists. The CD was recorded at performances at the Big Top Chautauqua in Bayfield, Wisconsin and the Aladdin Theatre in Portland, Oregon. Says Paula, "It's a joyous romp through a field of cheese heads and hipsters." In July this year, Paula appeared on the hit television drama, Major Crimes. She has also done commentaries for CBS Sunday Morning.
Tickets are available at The Jefferson Center
And right now, if you make an end of the year donation to Radio IQ you will be included in a drawing to win a pair of front row tickets to see Paula Poundstone at the Jefferson Center. The winner will also receive an overnight stay for two in a premium king suite with view of the Mill Mountain Star and complimentary breakast buffet provided by SpringHill Suites by Marriott. And, dinner for two at Roanoke's River and Rail Restaurant. (No donation is required to enter the contest.)