Comedian Paula Poundstone Announces Show in Missoula

Comedian and podcaster, Paula Poundstone, will perform live at The Wilma in Missoula for a fully reserved, seated performance on Friday, October 7, 2022.

Paula has been a successful comedian since the 80s when she won the American Comedy Award for “Best Female Stand-Up Comic” in 1989. The following year, she wrote and starred in the HBO special Cats, Cops and Stuff, for which she won a CableACE Award, making her the first woman to win the ACE for best Standup Comedy Special. In 2020, Cats, Cops and Stuff was named one of The 5 Funniest Stand-Up Specials Ever for TIME Magazine.

In 2018, Paula started her informational podcast Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone, which was the follow-up show to her NPR program Live from the Poundstone Institute. Paula is often featured on NPR’s weekly news quiz show Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me.

Paula Poundstone is not only a veteran comedian and podcaster but also an actor, commentator, and author. She’s been in a laundry list of TV shows and films, has written two books, and provided backstage commentary during the 1992 presidential election on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.


PRESALE: Limited Groove presale tickets will be available online only (while supplies last) from 10am to 10pm on Thursday, June 16th. A password will be provided via email after completing the Logjam Presale sign up form where it says GET TICKETS below. PLEASE NOTE: Logjam Gift Cards cannot be used for presale purchases. Learn how to purchase tickets with your Logjam gift card here.

PUBLIC ON SALE: Tickets go on sale Friday, June 17th at 10am, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. This is a fully seated, fully reserved performance. Reserved premium balcony seating, reserved standard balcony seating, and reserved floor seating tickets are available.   All ages are welcome.

About Paula Poundstone

Paula Poundstone is known for her smart, observational humor and a spontaneous wit that has become the stuff of legend. Time magazine, in the March 2020 “Best of” issue, listed Paulaʼs HBO special, Cats, Cops and Stuff as one of The 5 Funniest Stand-Up Specials Ever. Paula can be heard weekly as the host of the comedy podcast, Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone and as a regular panelist on NPRʼs comedy news quiz, Wait Wait…Donʼt Tell Me!

Also an author, Poundstoneʼs second book, The Totally Unscientific Study Of The Search For Human Happiness (Algonquin 2017) was one of eight semi-finalists for The Thurber Prize for American Humor, the highest recognition of the art of humor writing in the United States. The audiobook was one of five finalists for the Audio Book of the Year AUDIE award.

Paula was the first female comic, in its then 73YZ year, to perform at the White House Correspondents dinner. She was the first female standup, in its then 5th year, to win the ACE award for Best Comedy Special on Cable television. She is recognized in innumerable lists, documentaries and literary compendiums noting influential standup comedians of our time.