Net Worth: $1.5 Million
Paula Poundstone is an American stand-up comedian who has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.
Paula Poundstone started her career as a stand-up comedian when she started doing open-mic nights in Boston in 1979.
She was cast in the film Hyperspace in 1984, but she didn’t pursue an acting career. She won the American Comedy Award for Best Female Stand-Up Comic in 1989.
In 1990, Poundstone wrote and starred in the HBO special Cats, Cops and Stuff. She won a CableACE Award for best Standup Comedy Special.
During the 1992 Presidential campaign, she worked as a political correspondent for The Tonight Show. In 1993, Poundstone won a second CableACE Award. In 1993, she wrote her own column, “Hey, Paula!” for Mother Jones. She is a regular on NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! She lends her voice as Judge Stone on Science Court/Squigglevision in 1997. In 2010, she was inducted into the Comedy Hall of Fame.
In 2012, Poundstone was honored with the 2012 Moment Magazine Creativity Award. Her second HBO standup special, Paula Poundstone Goes To Harvard, taped on campus at Saunders Hall, was the first time the institution ever allowed its name to be used in conjunction with a television show. Poundstone released her autobiography. There Is Nothing in This Book That I Meant to Say.
Poundstone has also appeared on A Prairie Home Companion, appearing in Los Angeles shows and at joke shows.
In 2009, Poundstone released her first comedy CD, I Heart Jokes: Paula Tells Them in Maine. Her second comedy CD, I Heart Jokes: Paula Tells Them in Boston released in April 1, 2013.
Paula Poundstone was born on December 29, 1959 in Hunstville, Alabama, USA. She is a foster parent, adopting two daughters and a son.