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Paula Poundstone, Sudbury Native, Celebrates Laughs In Massachusetts Return

Usually when we hear from Paula Poundstone on WAMC, she’s making us laugh on a Saturday morning on Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me, where she is a regular panelist, or stopping by Lake Wobegon on A Prairie Home Companion. But she also spends plenty of time on the road performing her unique brand of stand-up. Poundstone has been honing her live act for more than three decades, between writing essays and books, and occasional acting.

A member of the Comedy Hall of Fame, Poundstone was the first woman to host the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and she is widely recognized for her ability to make social and political observations through her biting wit. But that doesn’t mean she’s above a dirty joke, too.

Poundstone will be back in our region at the Hu Ke Lau in Chicopee, Massachusetts on Saturday at 7 p.m.

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.
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