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An Evening with Paula Poundstone

September 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$39 – $49

Friday, September 24, 2021
8:00 PM
Reserved Seating: $39-$49
ON SALE: Friday, June 25, 2021, at 10:00 AM

This event is being sold at Full Capacity with no social distancing in the seating area, but it is possible that other health and safety measures will be required of patrons at the show (i.e. wearing a mask/face shield). By purchasing a ticket to this event, you are agreeing to adhere to the health and safety policies that are in place on the day of the event, per CDC and Hoyt Sherman Place.

Appearing on stage with a stool, a microphone, and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paula Poundstone has one of comedy’s most nimble and disarming comic imaginations. In a review of Poundstone’s show for The Boston Globe, Nick Zaino III wrote, “Her talent for creating humor on the spot has become the stuff of legend. She improvises with the crowd like a jazz musician, swinging in unexpected directions without a plan, without a net. You know that she is a great comic the way you know any fine performer when you see one—there’s a disarming ease in her craft, an immediate sense that she’s so quick on her feet you need never worry about the possibility of something going wrong.”

In 2019 she released her first rap song, Not My Butterfinger, which she co-wrote with famed Producer Jae Dael. It is a social justice rap song.

When COVID-19 hit, Paula began making RX Laughter videos to keep people entertained. They can be viewed on her website by clicking on the RX Laughter videos tab at the top of the page.

Paula continues as a panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! She is recognized in innumerable lists, documentaries and literary compendiums noting influential standup comedians of our time, and in 2010, she was one of a select group voted into the Comedy Hall of Fame.

She can be heard weekly on her comedy podcast, Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone, an out of control adult education class that meets in a treehouse. Paula, Adam Felber, Captain Crinkle, Toni Anita Hull, and a gallimaufry of characters have dropped the rope ladder down for you to climb on up, and sit around the fire with them.


September 24
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$39 – $49
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Hoyt Sherman Place
1501 Woodland Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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