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Paula Poundstone returns to Buffalo Saturday

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After staying home at the height of the pandemic, Paula Poundstone is back on the road again.

Rather than be gratuitous, Paula Poundstone chooses to be honest. When asked about the cities and halls where she has performed throughout the years, she admits none stand out. Audiences, Poundstone says, are a different story. "When I got the booking, when they told me, 'You're going to Buffalo,' I got a dopamine hit. So, that's a good sign." The comedian, author, actress and podcast host returns to Buffalo this Saturday for a show at Asbury Hall at 8 p.m.

"It is nice to be back on the road," Poundstone told WBFO during a recent interview. Like most, she was locked down throughout much of the pandemic. While at home, she produced multiple podcasts and continued her regular appearances on NPR's "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!", though she was frustrated working virtually. "I'm an atheist. I don't believe in Heaven or Hell. But in the off chance that I'm wrong, Zoom will certainly be in Hell."

Though she may not recall all the details of performing previously at Asbury Hall, Poundtsone is pleased to return

"You know, the audience is my best friend. I'm sure that's like the least mentally healthy thing I could say, but I don't care. It is. I love talking to the audience."

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A graduate of St. Mary's of the Lake School, St. Francis High School and Buffalo State College, Jay has worked most of his professional career in Buffalo. Outside of public media, he continues in longstanding roles as the public address announcer for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League and as play-by-play voice of Canisius College basketball.