March 30, 2012
Paula Poundstone brings her improv/audience interactive humor from her "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me! ... " radio show gig to her stand-up comedy shows. The Comedy Hall of Fame inductee known for her insightful wit has been lauded as one of the premier voices of unconventional comedy.
Why go: For the laughs, but you can also support libraries. Poundstone is the national spokeswoman for the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF); a portion of the show's proceeds benefits local ALTAFFs.
Reconsider: Smart comedy doesn't make you feel so smart.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie; $45; 847-673-6300, northshorecenter.org