Paula Poundstone

Paula Poundstone

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Start Date:

Thursday, May 17, 2018

End Date:

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Days:

1

Time:

7:30PM

End Time:

9:30PM

Location:

Presentation Hall

Box Office:

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Event Description

Fresh off the heels of the release of her hilarious new book, THE TOTALLY UNSCIENTIFIC STUDY OF THE SEARCH FOR HUMAN HAPPINESS (Algonquin Books), comedian Paula Poundstone is entertaining audiences across the country, 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.
Poundstone can be heard regularly on NPR’s #1 show, the weekly comedy news quiz Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me! When asked about Paula, 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 of funny. If you chopped her into bits, each piece would be hilarious. (But don’t.) Air becomes funny having been breathed by her.”
A star of several HBO specials and her own series on ABC and HBO, Poundstone voiced the character “Forgetter Paula” in the Academy Award winning feature film INSIDE OUT. She was the first woman to share the dais with the President and perform standup comedy at the White House Correspondents Dinner. She won an American Comedy Award for Best Female Standup Comic and is included in innumerable lists, documentaries and literary compendiums noting influential standup comedians of our time. She has released three performance CD’s, her most recent, NORTH BY NORTHWEST — a double-live CD-set (HighBridge Audio).d
THE TOTALLY UNSCIENTIFIC STUDY OF THE SEARCH FOR HUMAN HAPPINESS climbed to #1 on the Amazon Best Sellers list for Humor CD’s on its first day of release and landed in #1 or in the top-10 in Humor lists in Hardcover, Kindle, Audible and CD in too many categories to mention — all the while garnering great reviews. Kirkus – one of the most notable review sources – called the book “A deeply revealing memoir in which the pathos doesn’t kill the humor… delivers more than it promises.” NY Journal of Books: “For readers who want a break from the current madness in the world and a good dose of Poundstone humor, this book will certainly provide.” Tony and Emmy Award-winner Lily Tomlin described the book as “A remarkable journey. I laughed. I cried. I got another cat.”

Ticket Prices

Tickets go on-sale to the general public Friday, February 2, 2018 at 10:00am

Standard Tickets
$45.00 / $37.00

Inquire at the Box Office for available discounts

Box Office

Located in the Mayo Civic Center at 30 Civic Center Drive in Rochester Minnesota.
Tickets purchased in person incur no convenience fees.
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Box Office Hours

Monday - Friday 10:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday - CLOSED

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