1st Airing: 6/18/16
2nd Airing: 12/17/16
The Cactus Blossoms
Opening the program, The Cactus Blossoms, brothers Jack Torrey and Page Burkum grew up in northeast Minneapolis and have been blending their voices as The Cactus Blossoms since 2010. Their hypnotic harmonies and unforgettable songs have made them favorites in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul music scene. Their latest album, Live at the Turf Club, blurs the line between old and new as they sneak a few originals into their repertoire of early country and Western swing.
Get ready for a night of laugh-out-loud, good-time comedy by Emmy Award-winning comedian Paula Poundstone. You’ll probably remember her as the funny one on NPR’s popular weekly news quiz show, “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me” where her distinctive brand of wry, intelligent and witty comedy is heard by five million homes across the country and internationally. Her latest comedy CD, “I Heart Jokes: Paula Tells Them in Boston,” was released on April Fools’ Day in 2013. That same year she joined Whoopi Goldberg, Joan Rivers and several other prominent women in comedy in Showtime’s feature-length documentary, Why We Laugh Too: Women of Comedy. She has starred in comedy specials for HBO and Bravo while garnering numerous awards, accolades and firsts for a female comedian. She is recognized as one of Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups Of All Time, is the first woman to win the cable ACE for Best Standup Comedy Special and the first woman to perform standup at the prestigious White House Correspondents Dinner.
In this episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burnin’ – tba