ST. JOHNSBURY – After years of pandemic-related postponements, Emmy-winning comedian Paula Poundstone will play two shows in Johnson and St. Johnsbury, respectively. Poundstone will be at Vermont State University-Johnson, on December 16, and at St. Johnsbury Academy’s Fuller Hall, on December 17. Curtain time for both shows is 7 p.m.
Famous for her Wit and spontaneity, dubbed one of the “greatest stand-ups of all time,” by Comedy Central, Poundstone has been a frequent guest on Leno, Letterman, and Prairie Home Companion and remains a beloved staple of NPR’s “Wait! Wait! Don’t Tell Me.” She draws from her own complex life: three kids, 13 cats, motherhood, a demanding job, a crazy travel schedule, her frustration at getting older, and a bag of neuroses, including her famous inability to ever shut up.
Host of the NPR podcast “Live from the Poundstone Institute,” Poundstone takes on truly odd research studies in front of a live studio audience. She is the author of “The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness,” and a star of several HBO specials, her own series on ABC and HBO, and voiced the character Forgetter Paula in the Academy Award-winning animated film “Inside Out.”