An Evening with Paula Poundstone | Osher Marin Jewish Community Center

An Evening with Paula Poundstone

Sun, May 11, 1000 8:00 pm

 Paula’s stand-up credentials are endless: Cats, Cops and Stuff; Goes to Harvard; Look What the Cat Dragged In; and numerous television appearances including The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Last Call with Carson Daly, Late Show with David Letterman and HBO specials. Famously, Paula provided backstage commentary during the 1992 presidential election on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and was the first woman to host the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

 In 2017, Paula released her second book, The Totally Unscientific Study Of The Search For Human Happiness, in which she offers herself up as a guinea pig in a series of thoroughly unscientific experiments. Kirkus Reviews called the book, "A deeply revealing memoir in which the pathos doesn’t kill the humor—delivers more than it promises." The book debuted at #1 on the Amazon Bestsellers List in Humor, and the audiobook was one of the five finalists for 2018 Audio Book of the Year. The book was recognized as 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.

 Paula can be heard on the big screen as “Forgetter Paula” in Disney/Pixar's Inside Out, winner of the 2017 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film. She has also starred in her own series on both HBO and ABC, is included on Comedy Central’s Top 100 Comics of All Time and won an American Comedy Award for Best Female Stand-Up. In February 2019, Paula’s stand-up special, Cats, Cops and Stuff was named by TIME Magazine and Tig Notaro as one of The 5 Funniest Stand-Up Specials Ever.

 Paula resides in Santa Monica, CA, where you can find her cleaning the litterboxes of her 14 cats: Clue, Oreo, Luigi, Jem, Belle, Brittle, Mrs. Feziwig, Wednesday, Severus, Tonks, Theo, Sham Wow, Harrison, and Hardy.

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Tickets Artist Info Calendar

Presented in Association with
The Other Café Comedy Showcase
6:45 pm Pre-Show No Host Wine & Beer Reception
7:00 pm Theater Doors Open
7:15 – 7:45 pm Special VIP Artist’s Reception
8:00 pm Performance Begins/No Intermission


*VIP Gold Seating Reserved, Front Row, Table Seating + pre-event reception VIP
Reserved Seating Reserved, Orchestra Table Seating + pre-event reception
Table Seating Reserved, Perimeter Table Seating General Admission: Single,
Reserved Chair Seating Non-Table Perimeter chair seating
Unreserved Seating Outside Perimeter Chair Seating

*VIP Seating include pre-event reception with the artist!

Tickets start at: $34.50 for general admission

Use your OSHERVIP code when ordering & save $5 per reserved ticket

What to Expect:
Hysterical, spontaneous, surprising smart comedy. Audience interaction.  The unexpected.

Wine, beer, a selection of soft drinks along with coffee, tea and a variety of snacks and freshly baked goods available for purchase. No table service. Concessions allowed in theater. No outside food/drink permitted at this event. 

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No membership or religious affiliation required to attend or participate.

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