Paula Poundstone

Paula Poundstone is an American stand-up comedian, author, actress, interviewer, and commentator. Beginning in the late 1980s, she performed a series of one-hour HBO comedy specials. She provided backstage commentary during the 1992 presidential election on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Guest Appearances

February 13, 2023

What’s poppin’ Con-gregation? For Valentine’s Day, we have the legendary Paula Poundstone on the show to discuss Susan Meachen, an independent romance novelist who faked her death in 2020, miraculously resurrecting in 2022.

December 24, 2020

The tree! The smells! Paula Poundstone and Dorian Warren join Negin to talk about their favorite Christmas traditions. Later on, Samantha Bee and Wajahat Ali share their funniest memories which include an embarrassing moment at a children’s recital and a language mix up in Istanbul.

November 5, 2020

Paula Poundstone and Dorian Warren join Negin to predict how the presidential election is going to play out. They unpack the role religion played for some Trump voters. Everyone reveals their favorite comfort movies and TV shows—Paula makes a strong case for Mary Poppins.

April 27, 2020

Comedian Paula Poundstone talks with Andy Richter about learning not to “look for peaches in a hardware store”, the joys and pitfalls of working in a nursing home, and working on a pilot with Debbie Reynolds. Check out Paula’s podcast Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone here.

September 18, 2019

Falling for it with Paula Poundstone.

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October 24, 2018

Skydiving with Paula Poundstone.

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