For a generation of younger fans, Paula Poundstone is most widely known as a panelist on the hit NPR radio program Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!.
For comedy fans of a certain age, she’s a brilliant stand-up that’s
been making audiences laugh since the 1980s. A killer joke writer,
Poundstone can just as easily find the funny by chatting with an
Comedian Kurt Braunohler has a penchant for the ridiculous. “I think I was always a fan of the
absurd,” he says. “I always liked the out-of-place or the non-sequitur. I
always think that’s the funniest thing.” However, Braunohler originally
had no desire to be an entertainer; instead, he majored in philosophy
and English in college.
“For years I’d go up on stage with a
definite set list,” says comedian Sean Patton. “I knew exactly what I
was going to say. But lately I’ve been feeling like I want to challenge
myself, because I feel audiences enjoy a set more when the comedian
enjoys the set.”