Going one-on-one with Paula Poundstone

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Paula Poundstone

Paula Poundstone (March 28, 2013)

Q: Last thing. You've been on a Comedy Central list of the best stand-ups of all time and on a Maxim magazine list of the worst stand-ups.

A: So are you asking me which one I subscribe to? Comedy Central or Maxim magazine? Well ... live by the sword, die by the sword. So if you let other people tell you your worth, you're going to get burned. I think I'm pretty good. I've been at it a long time. I'm thrilled to death to be a part of that job, and I have to take my measure of it only from myself.

Q: Well, yeah, if you let Maxim magazine judge your comics you may have other problems.

A: I don't think I even know or have seen them.

Q: They specialize in getting starlets to pose in underwear.

A: Oh, all right. Well maybe I just haven't done that for them yet. That could turn their heads. That could really turn everything around.



Paula Poundstone

When: 6:30 p.m. April 18

Where: Hilton Chicago, Grand Ballroom, 720 S. Michigan Ave.

Tickets: $250-$500; aidschicago.org/springdinner

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