Paula Poundstone Returns to The Colonial

Paula Poundstone Returns to The Colonial

With the support of The Hampton Inn, the newly renovated Colonial Theatre in Bethlehem, NH is delighted to present one of the funniest women in America. The hilarious Paula Poundstone makes her return to The Colonial, Friday, September 14. Known for never performing the same act twice; her smart, observational humor and legendary spontaneous wit, has made her one of the best comics of today.

She tours regularly performs over 85 shows a year and is also an Author, Lecturer, Host, and Actress. In her second book, The Totally Unscientific Study Of The Search For Human Happiness (Algonquin Books) she asks the question, “Is there a secret to human happiness?” She offers herself up as a guinea pig in a series of “totally scientific” experiments, recording her data for all mankind. The book debuted at #1 on Amazon best sellers lists in Humor in Hardcover, Audible, Kindle and CD within its first ten days of release. The audio book, read by Paula, was one of five finalists for the 2018 Audio Book of the Year. Paula’s book is one of eight books in the country to be in the semi-final round for the Thurber Prize for American Humor, the highest recognition of the art of humor writing in the United States.

Paula is a popular panelist on NPR’s # 1 show, the weekly comedy news quiz, Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me! Her new weekly podcast for Maximum Fun, Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone, is a comedy field guide to life. Each week Paula and her co-host, Adam Felber, a friend and fellow panelist on Wait Wait, bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century.

Paula’s guest appearances include The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Star Talk with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Late Night with Carson Daly, The Montreal Comedy Festival/Just for Laughs, Nerdist with Chris Hardwick, and she was a clue in a New York Times crossword puzzle. She’s filed commentaries for CBS Sunday Morning, and for NPR, Morning Edition and All Things Considered. She voices the character “Paulette” in Cartoon Network’s new animated series Summer Camp Island. An avid Disney movie fan, Paula had a dream come true when she was cast to voice the character “Forgetter Paula” in Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out, winner of the 2017 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film.

General Admission tickets for the 8 PM LIVE! at The Colonial performance are $52; Colonial, Catamount Arts and St. Kieran’s Community Center for the Arts, Gem Theater and Loading Dock members $44. Reserved Front & Centers seats (available on-line only) are $68. Tickets are available in advance while they last at Maia Papaya Cafe, Bethlehem, or Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury or The doors open at 7 PM withrefreshments including beer and wine on the patio. For more information about this or upcoming live events find The Colonial on Facebook (, follow The Colonial on twitter (@ColonialNH), visit the Colonial on line or tune in North Country Community Radio, WZNC, broadcasting from atop the historic Colonial Theatre at 99.9 on the FM dial.

This evening of hilarity is made possible with additional support from New Hampshire Public Radio, The Cold Mountain Café, The Wayside Inn, The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, The Jane B. Cook 1992 Charitable Trust, and The Colonial’s promotional partner, Catamount Arts.