Jackcentral Interviews Paula Poundstone
Comedian Paula Poundstone
Paula Poundstone is a stand-up comic who has been traveling the circuit for 30 years, best known for her quirky outlook on everyday life and her improvised interactions with the audience. Poundstone now works as a panelist for NPR’s shows Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me and Prairie Home Companion. Poundstone will be performing in Flagstaff at the Orpheum this Saturday and The Lumberjack sat down to ask her a few questions.
Lumberjack: Do you have any advice for young comedians?
Paula Poundstone: Love the open-mics; as many as you can get to. I never advocate books on the topic or anyone who figures out they can get people to pay them money for a “class.” What’s great about stand-up comedy is it’s sort of self-teaching. You go on stage and you can really tell whether it’s going well or not. When it doesn’t go well, then it’s time to reflect. But it’s not the kind of thing anyone else can tell you how to do because you obviously don’t want to do exactly what someone else is doing anyway.
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