Heralded as one of our country's foremost comics, Paula Poundstone's quick-thinking, unscripted approach to comedy makes for a perfect fit as a regular panelist on NPR's #1 show, the screwball weekly news quiz show Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me! where she holds the record for game losses. "The others cheat," she says magnanimously, "you wouldn't think NPR would put up with that." Paula tours regularly, performing standup comedy across the country. Writes Nick Zaino with the Boston Globe: "You know she's a great comic the way you know any fine performer when you see one - there's a disarming ease in her craft... she's so quick on her feet."
She has guested on all the late night talk shows, several television specials, and Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion. Still, Paula considers her greatest achievement being a Mom of 3 children. She lives in Santa Monica where she also has 2 dogs, 14 cats, and one ant left from her ant farm.