Posted on March 28, 2017, BY Samantha Wallace

Award-winning comedian Paula Poundstone will bring her quick-witted humor to the Weis Center for the Performing Arts  at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 8.

Poundstone is considered one of the most original comedians working today. Legendary for her razor-sharp wit and wry, intelligent humor, she is a master at spontaneous interaction with a crowd.

One of Comedy Central's Top 100 Comics of All Time, Poundstone is a popular panelist on NPR's weekly comedy news quiz Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me! Her second book, The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness, debuts on May 9. Poundstone's new CD, North By Northwest: Paula Poundstone Live!, her first double-live album, landed atop both Amazon's Hot New Releases Non-Fiction and Comedy CD lists, along with Billboard's Top Ten Comedy Albums chart.

Poundstone was the first woman to host the White House Correspondents' Dinner. She has had numerous HBO specials, starred in her own series on HBO and ABC, and has won an American Comedy Award for Best Female Stand-Up.

The performance is sponsored, in part, by the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau and the Susquehanna River Arts initiative. Various Susquehanna River artists will be present before and after the performance with exhibits of their work.

Tickets for the performance are $30 for adults, $24 for seniors 62+, $20 for youth 18 and under, $20 for Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), $10 for Bucknell students (limit 2), and $20 for non-Bucknell college students (limit 2). Tickets can be purchased online at the Campus Box Office or by calling 570-577-1000.

Tickets also are available in person from several locations including the Weis Center lobby (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and the CAP Center Box Office, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

The next performance in the Weis Center's 2016-17 season will be a world music performance by Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, at the Weis Center.

For more information about this performance, contact Lisa Leighton, marketing & outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or by e-mail at



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