The Kanbar Center @ The Osher Marin JCC & The Other Café Comedy Showcase present an evening of comedy with NPR favorite: PAULA POUNDSTONE. Thurs. June 28, 2012 @ 8pm

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Armed with nothing but a stool, a microphone and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paula Poundstone’s ability to create humor on the spot has become the stuff of legend. Her spontaneity and razor-sharp wit have made her one of the most popular panelists on NPR’s hilarious weekly news quiz show, "Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me", and her commentaries can be heard on NPR’s "Morning Edition" and read on the Huffington Post.

Poundstone improvises with a crowd like a Jazz musician…swinging in unexpected directions without a plan, without a net

The Boston Globe said, “Poundstone improvises with a crowd like a Jazz musician…swinging in unexpected directions without a plan, without a net.” Paula is so quick and unassuming that audience members at her live shows often leave complaining that their cheeks hurt from laughter and debating whether the random people she talked to were “plants”, which, of course, they never are. This is comedy at it's best.

Her spontaneity and intelligent humor has made her the perfect panelist for NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me, where she matches wits with some of our nation’s leading pundits. Paula was the first woman to win an ACE award for Best Standup Comedy performance and the first woman to be invited to perform at the distinguished White House Correspondents dinner. She has starred in solo specials on HBO and BRAVO, has made frequent TV appearances on all the major talk shows and Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion. She is also an author, lecturer and her editorial pieces can be heard on NPR’s Morning Edition.

"You know Poundstone’s 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.”


Thursday June 28, 2012 @ 8pm
The Osher Marin JCC
200 N San Pedro Rd. San Rafael
1/4 mile off the 101
Plenty of FREE Parking

All Tickets Are Sold Online
Tickets from $25 ~ $80
1) Reserved VIP- Limited, Premium, Lantern-lit cabaret table seating.
Includes Pre-event Artists' Reception
2) Reserved cabaret table seating
3) General Admission, single seating

Hysterical, spontaneous, surprisingly smart comedy
The unexpected
Concessions of Beer/Wine/Cocktails avail

About the Other Café

The Other Café, the legendary Haight-Ashbury comedy club, is a San Francisco establishment. Founded in 1977, The Other Café -- along with the Punchline, Cobb's and the Holy City Zoo -- was one of four full-time comedy clubs operating in San Francisco alone with comics such as Dana Carvey, Bob Sarlatte, Bobby Slayton, Michael Pritchard, Jane Dornacker, Whoopi Goldberg, Jay Leno, Henny Youngman, Howie Mandel, Gallagher, Brit Jasper Carrott, and pioneer lesbian comic Robin Tyler.

About The Kanbar Center at the Osher Marin JCC

Epitomizing the essence of Marin, with a range of authentic cultural experiences enjoyed by many generations, the Osher Marin JCC offers award-winning facilities, including The Kanbar Center, which has established a strong and well-respected reputation within the community as a Center for the Performing Arts in Marin County. Originally known as CenterStage, this performing arts department within the Osher Marin JCC has been presenting a stunning lineup of world-class performances from emerging and established performers annually since 1990. Venues include the grand Hoytt Theater, the intimate Kurland Lounge and outdoor venue, Swig Field. Performances offer concessions including cocktails for those 21+. We invite all to come early, get to know each other and celebrate with us.

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