(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Comedian Paula Poundstone will perform at the Colonial on Saturday, September 26, 2015, at 8pm. Paula Poundstone is recognized as one of Comedy Central’s 100 greatest stand-ups of all time. Poundstone won an American Comedy Award for Best Female Stand-up Comic, and in 2010 she was one of a select group voted into the Comedy Hall of Fame.
In the early 1980s, Paula Poundstone packed up her belongings, hopped on a Greyhound bus, and traveled across the country performing at open-mic comedy clubs. Poundstone went on to become one of the great humorists of our time. She is a regular panelist on NPR’s popular weekly news quiz show, “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me.” She tours regularly, performing stand-up comedy across the country.
In the early 1990s, Poundstone was the first woman to win the cable ACE for Best Stand-up Comedy Special and the first woman to be invited to perform stand-up at the prestigious White House Correspondents dinner, where she joined the president as part of the evening’s entertainment.
Poundstone starred in a self-titled series for HBO in 1993 (for which she won her second Cable ACE Award for Best Program Interviewer), and moved the show to ABC which was short-lived, but applauded for its break from convention. Poundstone had her own comedy specials on HBO and Bravo. She starred in several comedy specials on HBO, including “Paula Poundstone Goes to Harvard,” the only time the elite university has allowed their name to be used in the title of a television show.
Tickets to An Evening with Paula Poundstone are $55, $45 and $25. Contact the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South Street, Pittsfield by calling 413-997-4444, or at the Colonial. Ticket Offices are open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturdays 10am-2pm or on any performance day from 10am until curtain.
An Evening with Paula Poundstone
at The Colonial Theatre
Saturday, September 26 at 8pm
Tickets: A: $55 B: $45 C: $25