Comedy with Poundstone

Paula Poundstone will be appearing at Westport Country Playhouse Nov. 8 to get the crowd laughing to benefit Homes with Hope.

“No two shows I do are the same,” says Poundstone on her website.

Poundstone’s career started 25 years ago when she travelled on a Greyhound bus and toured the States appearing at open mic nights.  Today, she is known for her spontaneity and realistic stories. Poundstone has appeared on comedy specials for HBO and Bravo, won an Emmy Award and is a published author and lecturer, just touching upon her accomplishments.

Don’t miss out on her extremely busy tour throughout the U.S. and provide support to Homes with Hope at the same time.

Based in Westport, Homes with Hope assists community members with food, emergency shelter, permanent supportive housing and much more.  As part of their two major fundraisers per year, they are proud to be presenting comedian and star of NPR’s weekly new quiz show, Wait Wait…Don’t tell me, Ms. Poundstone.

“Our annual stand-up event provides opportunity to laugh out loud while supporting the challenges of the homeless in lower Fairfield County,” Jeff Wieser, president, Homes with Hope.

Homes with Hope have four local housing facilities that are permanent solutions that offer assistance from the incredible staff and over 400 volunteers.  In addition, they have three emergency shelters that provide immediate social care and support.  According to Homes with Hope website, they provide over 30,000 meals annually in their community kitchen and food pantry.  Under the guidance of the Homes with Hope director, women are nurtured on building life skills in the women’s network mentoring program.

To purchase tickets, visit Westport Country Playhouse.

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