Paula Poundstone, One of the Funniest Stand-Up Comedians Working Today, Comes to the Osher Marin JCC's Kanbar Center for a Special Evening of Comedy Sat. May 9: 8pm.

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An evening of great fun with the star of NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, HBO Comedy Specials, and one of the funniest stand-up comics working today. Co-Presented by the Osher Marin JCC & The Other Cafe Comedy Showcase.

An Evening of GREAT FUN with one of the funniest stand-up Comics working today:  PAULA POUNDSTONE

PAULA POUNDSTONE appears at the Osher Marin JCC on May 9, 2015 @ 8pm

"Insightful, thought-provoking humor…” (Chicago Tribune)

An evening of great fun & comedy with the star of NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, HBO Comedy Specials, and one of the funniest stand-up comics working today. Presented at the Osher Marin JCC on Saturday May 9, 2015 @ 8pm, the evening is co-presented by the Other Café Comedy Showcase and The Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts at the Osher Marin JCC.

While there is no doubt that Poundstone is funny, the thing that separates her from the pack of comics working today and that has made her a legend among comics and audiences alike, is her ability to be spontaneous with a crowd. Poundstone says, “No two shows I do are the same. It's not that I don't repeat material. I do. My shows, when they're good, and I like to think they often are, are like a cocktail party. When you first get there, you talk about how badly you got lost and how hard it was to find parking. Then you tell a story about your kids or what you just saw on the news. You meet some new people and ask them about themselves. Then, someone says, ‘Tell that story you used to tell’, and then someone on the other side of the room spills a drink, and you mock them. No one ever applauds me when I leave a party, though. I think they high five.”

Attending a Paula Poundstone performance will leave you marveling at her ability to interact with the audience, and the resulting hilarity. Armed with nothing but a stool, a microphone and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paula’s ability to create humor on the spot has become the stuff of legends. Little wonder people leave Paula’s shows complaining that their cheeks hurt from laughter, and debating whether the random people she talked to are “plants” – which of course, they never are.

“At the top of her game…” (San Francisco Chronicle)
“Never been funnier…” (Boston Globe)
"Insightful, thought-provoking humor…” (Chicago Tribune)

When: Saturday May 9, 2015 @ 8:00 pm ~ VIP Reception @ 7:15pm, show begins @ 8:00pm
What: An Evening with Paula Poundstone presented in association with The Other Café Comedy Showcase
Who: All are invited. Tickets are from $34.50 to $77.50 with 4 tiered seating choices; including reserved VIP seating, which includes a pre-event private artist’s reception.
Where: The Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Rd, San Rafael, CA 94903
More: Concessions including cocktails, sodas, Peet’s Coffee, teas, sweets & savories are available from 7:00pm and allowed in the theater.
Tickets: More Info Available at JCC website or The Other Café website
Parking: Free on site and street parking


The Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts is the Performing Arts Department within the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center in San Rafael, California. For over 20 years we have spread the power of music, voice, humor, taste, culture, movement and words throughout the community by presenting classical music, club style dancing events, comedy, music concerts, theater and performance in the grand Hoytt Theater; lectures, chats and demonstrations in the Kurland Lounge; and great world music and dancing for all ages outdoors under summer skies on Swig Field. All are welcome; no membership is required to attend. The Center is centrally located in Marin Count, and just 1/4 mile east off Hwy 101.

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