Paula Poundstone at the Guthrie

Get ready to laugh till it hurts.

Quick wit, mad improvisation skills, spontaneity, intelligence, stage presence: Paula Poundstone has it all. A stand-up comedian since 1979, she quickly climbed her way up the comedic ladder, landing her own show on ABC (The Paula Poundstone Show) in the early 1990s and becoming the first woman to perform at a White House Correspondents dinner. On top of touring the nation as a stand-up comedian, Poundstone’s resume also includes being a regular panelist on NPR’s weekly radio show Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me, author, the voice of various animated television characters, Emmy-award winner for field pieces on PBS’s “Life & Times,” columnist, and mother. The list goes on and on, but there is one thing missing: boring. If you’re in the mood to made your cheeks hurt from something other than frosty temperatures, don’t miss Poundstone at the Guthrie tonight. Just make sure you’re on your toes—audience interaction is a guarantee.

7:30 p.m.