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Comedian Paula Poundstone to appear at the Phillips Center on Friday, December 1

Photo by Michael Schwartz, WireImage
Photo by Michael Schwartz, WireImage

WUFT Morning Edition host, Glenn Richards, recently spoke with comedian Paula Poundstone. Postponed a couple times due to the pandemic, Poundstone will finally be appearing at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Gainesville on Friday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Well-known to WUFT listeners as a panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!,  she is also the host of her own weekly comedy podcast, Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone, co-hosted with fellow Wait Wait panelist, Adam Felber. It’s “The Podcast voted 'Best Waste of Time' three years running” with new episodes every Tuesday.

They spoke about post-pandemic travel, her love of live audiences, planking with pets, and why she doesn't go see other comedians perform.

For all things Paula including her books, CDs, Brain Sediment, and RX Laughter Videos:

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.