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Paula Poundstone returns to the Fine Arts Center for a one-night-only stand-up show

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (July 25, 2023) – The Fine Arts Center Theatre Company is excited to host Paula Poundstone for a one-night-only comedy show on Saturday, August 19.

Iconic comedian Paula Poundstone is known for her smart, observational humor and legendary spontaneous wit. Paula is the star of several HBO specials, including “Cats, Cops and Stuff” and “Paula Poundstone Goes to Harvard.” Paula is a regular panelist on NPR’s comedy news quiz, “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” She is heard weekly on her successful comedy podcast “Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone.”

Also an author, Paula’s second book, “The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness,” 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 in all genres for the Audio Book of the Year AUDIE award.

Paula was the first female comic in its then 73rd year to perform standup at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Her HBO special, “Cats, Cops and Stuff,” marked the first time a female comedian won Best Comedy Special in the then 5th year of the Cable Ace Awards. Paula’s awards and accolades make a long list, and she is included in innumerable documentaries and literary compendiums noting influential comedians of our time.


Tickets are $46.50. Reserve online at or call the FAC front desk at (719) 634-5583.


The award-winning FAC Theatre Company produces an annual season of innovative and exciting theatrical productions and is committed to creating stories that heal, uplift, educate and enlighten in a thoughtful and inclusive environment.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

The story of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College (FAC) began with the founding of the Broadmoor Art Academy in 1919. A museum, performing arts theatre, and community art school, the FAC is a pillar in the cultural community of the Rocky Mountain West providing innovative, educational, and multi-disciplinary arts experiences designed to elevate the individual spirit and inspire community vitality. For more information about the FAC, visit or follow on Facebook @CSFineArtsCenter.