Comedienne, writer, actress and author Paula Poundstone brings her hilarious stand up act, along with engaging audience interaction, to The Orleans Showroom January 22 and 23, each evening at 8 p.m.
Poundstone began nurturing her stand up comedy talent in 1979 as part of the Boston comedy scene before moving to San Francisco where she continued to hone her craft. By 1990 she had moved to Los Angeles and had starred in multiple HBO comedy specials and appeared on Saturday Night Live. Poundstone was the first woman to receive a Cable ACE Award for a comedy special for her one-hour HBO special Cats, Cops, and Stuff. She received her second Cable ACE Award for her self-titled HBO talk show series.
Continuing with many successes throughout the 90s, Poundstone starred in The Paula Poundstone Show on ABC, appeared in her second one-hour special on HBO titled, Paula Poundstone Goes to Harvard, and appeared on camera and as the voice of characters in several television shows including: Cybill, Science Court, Hercules and Home Movies. In 2007, she appeared in a BRAVO comedy special, Paula Poundstone: Look What the Cat Dragged In. Poundstone is the recipient of an Emmy Award for her field pieces on the PBS program “Life & Times.”
Poundstone is a regular panelist on NPR’s weekly quiz program Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me, where her impeccable timing is key to the show’s format. She has written several magazine articles, including five years of writing the back page column in Mother Jones; and has authored multiple books including her first in 2006, There’s Nothing In This Book That I Meant To Say, and three math text books for children, co-authored with her high school math teacher. In 2009, Poundstone released her first comedy CD “I HEART JOKES: Paula Tells Them In Main,” now available at www.paulapoundstone.com.
Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $19.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 702.365.7075 or visiting www.orleanscasino.com. Save on convenience fees by purchasing the tickets in person at Coast Casinos.