Paula Poundstone brings comedy performance to Wingate University

Paula Poundstone

Contact: Kim Williams
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Wingate, N.C. – Well-known comedienne Paula Poundstone brings her comedy performance to The Batte Center at Wingate University on Friday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. One of the great humorists of our time, she is a regular panelist on NPR’s popular quiz show, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me (heard locally on WFAE-FM 90.7). On the show, Poundstone gets to match wits with some of the country’s leading pundits.

Last year, she joined Whoopi Goldberg and Joan Rivers for a Showtime documentary entitled Why We Laugh Too: Women of Comedy. Poundstone has starred in comedy specials on HBO and Bravo, won an Emmy Award, served as The Tonight Show "official correspondent" for the 1992 Presidential race, pioneered backstage commentary at the Emmys and currently serves as the national spokesperson for United for Libraries.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at or by calling The Batte Center Box Office at 704-233-8300 or Carolina Tix at 704-372-1000.

The Batte Center
Opened in 1999, the George A. Batte, Jr. Fine Arts Center presents events in the McGee Theatre, Plyler-Griffin Recital Hall and Austin Auditorium. Located just a short five minute drive from Monroe, The Batte is just off of Highway 74 and only 29 miles southeast of downtown Charlotte. Free parking is plentiful and all three performance spaces offer full wheelchair accessibility. Learn more at

Wingate University
Wingate University, ranked as the 8th "best value" in the South by U.S. News & World Report, serves more than 3,000 students on three campuses in Wingate, Charlotte and Hendersonville, N.C. Founded in 1896, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors, 37 minors and career concentrations, numerous pre-professional programs, graduate degrees in business, accounting, education, physician assistant studies and sport administration, and doctorates in pharmacy, physical therapy and education. With a 14 to 1 student/teacher ratio, Wingate students gain the tools and support needed to excel in academics and apply that learning toward an extraordinary career and life.

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In addition to a robust intramural athletics program, Wingate student athletes compete in 22 NCAA Division II sports. The University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past seven years. For more information, go to