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Champaign, IL – The Champaign Park District has announced that acclaimed comedian Paula Poundstone will perform at the historic Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign on Friday, October 28, 2022, at 7:30 P.M.  Reserved seating tickets are $47.50 to $57.50, plus an additional per-ticket processing fee of $4.00 to $5.00, and will go on sale to the general public Friday, June 17, 2022, at 10:00 A.M. at the Virginia Theatre Box Office, online at thevirginia.org, or charge by phone at 217-356-9063. Presented by Martin Media Worldwide.

Paula Poundstone
Paula Poundstone is known for her smart, observational humor and a spontaneous wit that has become the stuff of legend. Time magazine, in its March 2020 “Best of” issue, listed Paula’s HBO special, Cats, Cops and Stuff, as one of The 5 Funniest Stand-Up Specials Ever. Paula can be heard weekly as the host of the comedy podcast, Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone, and as a regular panelist on NPR’s comedy news quiz, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!

Also an author, Paula Poundstone’s second book, The Totally Unscientific Study Of The Search For Human Happiness (Algonquin 2017), 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 also one of five finalists for the Audio Book of the Year AUDIE award.

Paula was the first female comic, in its then 73rd year, to perform at the White House Correspondents dinner. She was the first female standup, in its then 5th year, to win the ACE award for Best Comedy Special on Cable television. She is included in innumerable lists, documentaries, and literary compendiums noting influential standup comedians of our time.

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Listen to the pod: www.paulapoundstone.com or wherever you get your pods.


For interview requests, please contact Mitch Marlow at 217-819-3936 or email .