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Paula Poundstone on "Lock-downs," Virtual vs. Live Performances, and Returning to The Villages

WUFT's Morning Edition host, Glenn Richards, recently spoke with humorist, author, and stand-up comedian, Paula Poundstone. Last time they spoke was just before her March 2020 appearance at the Phillips Center in Gainesville was postponed because of COVID. That appearance has been rescheduled for Friday, March 18, 2022.

Paula is back on the road now and will be appearing at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 23rd at the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center in The Villages.

Paula talks with Glenn about how she spent some of her time off the road during the pandemic, her cats, and the first time she performed in The Villages.

Of course, Paula is a panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me! and the host of the host of her own comedy podcast, Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone, co-hosted with fellow Wait Wait panelist, Adam Felber.

Paula’s 1996 HBO special, Paula Poundstone Goes to College, will be released for the first time as an audio album on Pandora on Saturday, October 23rd and worldwide on Friday, October 29th.

Keep track of all things Paula at

Glenn Richards is Operations Coordinator and local host for Morning Edition on WUFT-FM. His background includes 30+ years of radio in South Florida as an air personality, promotion director, and morning show producer (WSHE, WZTA, & WFLC). His previous education includes a Bachelor of Science in Communication from the University of Miami where he was also general manager of WVUM-FM. Upon his arrival in Gainesville in 2006 to pursue a telecommunication master’s degree at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, he worked as an air personality at WRUF-FM (both Rock104 and Country 103.7 The Gator). One of Glenn’s passions is local music. Since 1990, he has produced and hosted local music programs in both South Florida and Gainesville, playing demos and independent releases from unsigned artists, many of whom went on to national prominence including: Marilyn Manson, Sister Hazel, For Squirrels, Matchbox 20, Saigon Kick, Mary Karlzen, Nil Lara, Hundred Waters, and more.