Paula Poundstone: ‘I’m a big advocate of silly. Silly is important’
Comedian Paula Poundstone attends the premiere of Sony Pictures Classics' "Boundries" at American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre on June 19, 2018, in Hollywood, Calif.. - Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images North America/TNS

Paula Poundstone is one of the most popular celebrity panelists on the weekly National Public Radio staple news quiz show “Wait, Wait ... Don’t Tell Me!” and is well-versed on what’s going on in the world. She has a knack for making off-the-cuff wisecracks, sometimes veering in weird directions. But when she’s doing her stand-up act, she steers clear of anything remotely political, preferring subjects like junk food and pets. “I’m a big advocate of silly,” said Poundstone, in a recent interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Silly is important.” Poundstone, a veteran comic who has bee...