Poundstone, one of the foremost comics working today, draws on her own complex life: three kids, 13 cats, motherhood, a demanding job and crazy travel schedule, her frustration at getting older, and a bag of neuroses, including her famous inability to ever shut up. In other words: she’s just like many of us. She manages to gently make fun of people and some of the nutty things we do without demeaning anyone. She even manages to handle politics without provoking the pall of disapproval less artful comics have received. A refreshing anti-celebrity: warm, gracious, genuine. If you like intelligent, philosophical comedy you’ll love Paula Poundstone. For the official website, visit paulapoundstone.com.