Comedian Paula Poundstone on "Talking Animals" Sept. 26
My guest on "Talking Animals" Sept. 26 will be veteran comedian PAULA POUNDSTONE, perhaps best known these days as a regular panelist on NPRâs popular weekly news quiz show, âWait, Waitâ¦Donât Tell Me!â
This return visit to âTalking Animalsâ is in anticipation of Poundstoneâs Tampa performance Oct. 6 at the Straz Center For the Performing Artsâ Ferguson Hall. (I have three pair of tickets to this show, available right now for a pledge in support of âTalking Animalsâ/WMNF before the radio stationâs fall fund drive.)
This appearance at the Straz will underscore that Paula Poundstone is the singular comedian with a wonderful sense of whimsy who for much of her 30+ year career has laced her routines with cat tales, often based on observations and misadventures with the sizable flock of felines sharing her home.
Indeed, her first one-hour HBO special, in 1990, was entitled "Cats, Cops, and Stuff," while in 2007, her special for the Bravo network was called "Paula Poundstone: Look What the Cat Dragged In."
In between, and since, she's made countless TV appearances, written a book, "There's Nothing In This Book That I Meant To Say" and recorded a CD, "I Heart Jokes."
Paula Poundstone will speak with us live on "Talking Animals" on Sept. 26 at 11am, and listeners are invited to participate in the conversation by calling (813-239-9663) or e-mailing (DJ@wmnf.org).