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Paula Poundstone brings laughs to Las Vegas in June

Paula Poundstone was the first woman to perform at the White House Correspondents' Dinner.

Cat lover and comedian Paula Poundstone returns to The Orleans Showroom with her wry observational stand-up act on June 19-20.

Like many comedians, she started her career on the road, spending the early ’80s traveling the country on public buses to perform at comedy clubs and open mic nights. Her hard work paid off. She landed on “Saturday Night Live” by 1984.

Since, she’s become the first woman to win a Cable ACE Award for a comedy special for her one-hour HBO special, “Cats, Cops, and Stuff.” She received her second Cable ACE Award for her self-titled HBO talk show series.

But Poundstone didn’t really make it big until 1992 when she became a political correspondent for “The Tonight Show” and the first woman to perform at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.  

She starred in “The Paula Poundstone Show” on ABC and earned an Emmy Award for her field pieces on the PBS program “Life & Times.”

She's a regular on NPR’s weekly quiz program “Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me,” and spent five years as the back page columnist for Mother Jones.  

Tickets start at $19.95.

Tickets: Boyd Gaming Box Office, (702) 284-7777

 

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