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Iconic comedian Paula Poundstone has added a stop at the Lexington Opera House on Saturday, March 9, 2024. Known for her smart, observational humor and legendary spontaneous wit, Paula is the star of several HBO specials, including , and . Paula is a regular panelist on NPR’s comedy news quiz, Don’t She is heard weekly on her successful comedy podcast
Also, an author, Paula’s second book, (Algonquin), 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 audiobook was one of five finalists in all genres for the Audio Book of the Year AUDIE award.
Paula was the first female comic in its then 73rd year to perform standup at the White House Correspondents Dinner. Her HBO special, , marked the first time a female comedian won Best Comedy Special in the then 5 year of the Cable Ace Awards. Paula’s awards and accolades make a long list, and she is included in innumerable documentaries and literary compendiums noting influential comedians of our time.