One of Comedy Central’s Greatest Stand Ups of All Time – Paula Poundstone returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse on September 22



Paula Poundstone is BACK at The Ridgefield Playhouse for her ninth visit on September 22, 2022 at 8pm!  The show, part of the Barts Tree Service Comedy Series, is the only Connecticut stop for fans to see the award-winning comedian! Poundstone is known for her smart, observational humor and a spontaneous wit that has become the stuff of legend. Time magazine, in the March 2020 “Best of” issue, listed Paula’s HBO special, Cats, Cops and Stuff as one of The 5 Funniest Stand-Up Specials Ever. Paula can be heard weekly as the host of the comedy podcast, Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone and as a regular panelist on NPR’s comedy news quiz, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!  Make it a great night out with dinner and a show – visit Southwest Cafe (109 Danbury Road, Ridgefield) before the show and enjoy a complimentary margarita with your entrée when you show your ticket.  Media sponsor for the show is WSHU Public Radio.

Paula Poundstone’s book, The Totally Unscientific Study Of The Search For Human Happiness (Algonquin 2017) 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 for the Audio Book of the Year AUDIE award. Paula was the first female comic, in its then 73rd year, to perform at the White House Correspondents dinner.  She was the first female standup, in its then 5th year, to win the ACE award for Best Comedy Special on Cable television. She is included in innumerable lists, documentaries and literary compendiums noting influential standup comedians of our time.

For more information or to purchase touchless print at home tickets ($45-$55) online at or, you can visit or call the box office for VIP Party Pass at (203) 438-5795. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT and is committed to keeping the arts alive and available to all.


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