Sunday, September 11th, 2011

My Darling B and I went to see Paula Poundstone at the Barrymore Theater last night and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. But my, how that woman can talk! When she came out on the stage at five minutes after eight I joked to B that I hoped she would tack at least five more minutes on to the end of her act to give us our money’s worth. Little did I know. Two hours later, Poundstone, pacing back and forth on the stage, was asking audience members what time it was. “I have OCD and as a consequence I can’t stop talking, because everything I talk about reminds me to talk about something else,” she explained to us, “so I have trouble coming to a conclusion. My show was once described as a hostage situation.” I don’t think anyone in the audience felt like a hostage. From where I was sitting, it the standing ovation they gave Poundstone when she finally wrapped up her act and began to sidle off the stage was unanimous. She came back out to accept it, but insisted she couldn’t inflict any more jokes on us and instead just thanked us and wished us well.

Paula | 1:30 pm CST
Category: entertainment, My Darling B, O'Folks, play, show
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