PAULA POUNDSTONE, LIVE
Paula Poundstone is known for her smart, observational humor and a spontaneous wit that has become the stuff of legend.
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.
FACE MASKS OPTIONAL
In accordance with guidance from Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health, beginning February 28, 2022, the wearing of face masks is considered optional in Champaign Park District facilities, including the Virginia Theatre.
Patrons are still welcome to wear a face mask while at the Virginia, and the theatre will continue to provide complimentary masks to those who wish to wear them.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Champaign Park District has implemented the following mitigation practices at the Virginia Theatre in accordance with guidelines set by federal, state, and local public health authorities:
• Additional cleaning and disinfecting, with a focus on touch surfaces, door knobs and push plates, railings, auditorium seating, restroom facilities, and countertops.
• Touchless hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the Theatre’s lobbies and work spaces for use by patrons, volunteers, staff, and production personnel.