Paula Poundstone is one of those people who proves dropping out of high school can be a good thing. After all, it worked for the likes of Johnny Depp, Eminem, and Nicole Kidman, so obviously it was a good call. Not only that, but she's a high school dropout who was also the first woman to perform at the White House Correspondents Dinner. So clearly the lesson to be learned here, kids, is to drop those geometry books off at the dump and head to your local comedy or improv theater and get ready for a life of instant fame and easy success.
Just kidding. Poundstone spent many years touring around the country doing standup before she hit it big, and that was 25 years ago. She's still touring and can be heard on the funny NPR news game show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me as well as her latest album, I Heart Jokes: Paula Tells Them in Boston, which was filmed in Boston on, appropriately, April Fool's Day. And she didn't let her lack of a diploma stop her from becoming an avid reader, so much so that she's the national spokesperson for United for Libraries.
Poundstone is coming to South Florida on Thursday to perform her new show live at Bailey Concert Hall on the Broward College South Campus, located at 3501 SW Davie Road in Davie. The show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets cost $10 to $35. Call 954-201-6884, or visit web.ovationtix.com.
Thu., Dec. 5, 8 p.m., 2013