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Paula Poundstone Returns to San Francisco Roots

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 (Photo: Courtesy of Paula Poundstone)

Paula Poundstone may be best known to NPR listeners as a panelist on the comedy quiz show “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” But she has been making fun of current events and cultural norms since the 1980s when she got her start in San Francisco's comedy scene. We'll talk to Poundstone about how comedy has changed over the past 40 years, her new podcast, “Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone," and her special connection to the Bay Area.


Paula Poundstone, comedian; frequent panelist on "Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me"