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Comedian Paula Poundstone on Politics, Open Mics, and Comedy at Strip Clubs


On April 24th, comedian and “Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me…” panelist Paula Poundstone will bring her unique brand of stand-up comedy to Kalamazoo’s State Theatre. Despite more than 30 years in the business, Poundstone still tours as much as just about any comedian out there. Poundstone says her live show is vastly different from her "Wait, Wait..." appearances -- it's more personal, she says, and nearly a quarter of the show is just Poundstone interacting with the audience.

Poundstone's live show is a lot different than her NPR appearances. Poundstone says she’ll often spend more than a quarter of the show just talking and joking around with her audience. There’s also more personal humor, she says, and fewer jokes about strange people from Florida. Poundstone talked with WMUK about her comedy roots and how she made the jump to full-time comedian.

WMUK's full interview with Paula Poundstone


Robbie was a reproter for WMUK, covering business and the economy as well as local arts and culture as a producer for "Arts & More." He worked at WMUK from 2015 to 2016.
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