Paula Poundstone has been doing comedy for longer than many of you have been alive. We checked in with Paula recently and found out a bunch of things, like her thoughts on women in comedy. How easy is it to write an act when you have kids?
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Comedien Paula Poundstone says her act has always been autobiographical. Along the way, she digresses a tad: of her televised court order to attend Alcoholics Anonymous, she quips, "that pretty much blows the hell out of the second A. She is a single mom, she attests quite comically to having no interest in romantic relationships and she wears lots of neck ties.
Recently I noticed a queer pattern—something that appears, for whatever reason, to have eluded serious academic consideration. Jerry Seinfeld might have opened up this can of worms by saying, "Have you ever noticed how female comedy is dominated by lesbians? Not all comediennes, of course, find men as arousing as sidewalk pavement.
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A rainy Saturday night in Ulster County. You make choices in life and stand behind them. Poundstone is dressed as if she stepped out of an 80s MTV music video: navy-style jacket, loud, striped red tie and two-tone shoes. But her act is up-to-date.
Paula Poundstone, in her shiny beige zoot suit with the thin red pinstripes, has already told the audience at the Wadsworth Theater in Los Angeles's Westwood area that 12 indoor cats live with her and her three adopted children at their Santa Monica home. But now she makes mention of additional residents in the menagerie: a dog that puts cats in its mouth and an old bunny. Seven years ago her inebriation turned into a public humiliation, as she was charged with child endangerment for driving intoxicated with children in her car another charge, of lewd conduct with a child, was dropped and vehemently denied.
Until June 27, when she was arrested by Santa Monica police and charged with lewd acts with a girl under 14 and child endangerment, Paula Poundstone lived two lives, mutually exclusive and in evident harmony. Poundstone, 41, was also the woman who, as she entered her 30s, trained to become a foster mother, opening her home to disadvantaged and disabled kids. She cared for her first foster child, an infant born to a drug-addicted mother, induring production on her comedy-variety TV series "The Paula Poundstone Show.