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Paula Poundstone

Thursday, October 20, 2022 • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM CDT

$57.00 - $65.00

Event Details

Paula 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!


Also an author, Poundstone’s second 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 recognized in innumerable lists, documentaries and literary compendiums noting influential standup comedians of our time.


Show starts at 7:30pm and doors open at 6:30pm

Tickets are $57 to 65 depending on seating.


The West Theatre's COVD-19 Policy for Concerts: All concerts and special events at The West Theatre will still require either proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccination, or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the prior 72 hours. Patrons must have a completed COVID-19 vaccination card, with their final dose at least fourteen days prior to the event, or a negative COVID-19 test result from 72 hours or less prior to the event. Proof of vaccination may include a physical card or a photo of a complete vaccination card that matches the patron ID. Proof of a negative test may be a printed or digital test result that matches the patron ID. Home-rapid tests cannot be accepted as negative result. Rapid tests given by a pharmacy or at the DECC can be accepted. Children under 12, who cannot be vaccinated, can show a negative test to attend. People with a medical condition or closely held religious belief that prevents vaccination can attend with proof of a recent negative coronavirus test. 

Effective immediately, masks are recommended, but not required, in the theatre. Please respect those around you when at theatre. We understand this is a fluid situation currently, this policy is subject to change at any point. Taking this step helps ensure the safety of our guests, staff, and the artists, and implementing this simple measure minimizes risk and the spread of the virus.

Venue Information

West Theater
319 North Central Avenue
Duluth, MN 55807

Organizer Information

West Theater


319 North Central Avenue
Duluth, MN 55807
(218) 606-1211

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