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Paula Poundstone Headlines Tarrytown Music Hall

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TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- The Tarrytown Music Hall will welcome comedian Paula Poundstone from NPR's news quiz show "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!" on Saturday, June 25. 

Thirty-seven years ago Poundstone climbed on a Greyhound bus and traveled across the country -- stopping in at open mic nights in comedy clubs as she went. 

She is known for her razor-sharp wit, her self-deprecating humor and a spontaneity with a crowd, said a release.

Pounstone’s interchanges with the audience are "never mean or done at a person’s expense. She even manages to handle politics without provoking the pall of disapproval received by less artful comics."

“I can’t shut up if my life depended on it. I’m still talking somewhere," said Poundstone.” 

Poundstone is a regular panelist on "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!," an hourlong weekly radio news panel game show produced by Chicago Public Radio and National Public Radio.

Poundstone lent her distinctive voice to the character “Forgetter Paula” in Disney Pixar’s "Inside Out," which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film in 2016. 

On June 28, HighBridge, a Grammy Award-winning publisher of spoken-word audio, will release Poundstone's first double-live CD, "North by Northwest: Paula Poundstone Live!" It was recorded at performance stops in Bayfield, Wis., and Portland, Ore. 

“It’s a joyous romp through a field of cheeseheads and hipsters,” Poundstone said.

She is also an author who has written two books, the second to be published by Algonquin Books on May 9, 2017. 

Poundstone's commentaries have been seen on "CBS Sunday Morning" and heard on NPR’s "All Things Considered."

Click here for tickets to the June 25 performance at Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown.

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