Comedian Paula Poundstone
has a lot going on these days. "Right now, I'm slicing strawberries," she laughs, calling from her California home. She's been busy working on a humorous history book and raising three adopted kids. (Her problems with drugs and alcohol, which led to her arrest five years ago on a child-endangerment charge, are behind her, she says.) She's also trying to keep up on current events. "I'm 46 years old," she says. "You're supposed to be paying attention a little bit, aren't you?" Still, most of Poundstone's comedy comes from her everyday life. "People say to me, [Being a parent] changes your priorities'," she says. "I hope
my priorities aren't in a horrible place to begin with."
April 7-8, 7:30 & 10:15 p.m.; Sun., April 9, 8 p.m.