People either love Paula Poundstone or they steer clear of her. She has the dubious distinction of claiming spots on both a best-comedians list (Comedy Central) and a worst-comedians list (Maxim magazine).

People either love Paula Poundstone or they steer clear of her. She has the dubious distinction of claiming spots on both a best-comedians list (Comedy Central) and a worst-comedians list (Maxim magazine).

Poundstone uses sarcasm, self-deprecation and feigned ignorance to great effect; an audience can easily relate to her stories about maneuvering through the world. Her brand of just-the-other-day humor is delivered easily and comfortably. It's safe to say she doesn't break new ground or stretch the limits of decency in her act.

If you can't make the show, catch Poundstone as a panelist on NPR's "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me," a hilarious news quiz show (seriously).