Tag archives: NPR

Satire Supreme with Peter Sagal
By Steven Libowitz   |   February 6, 2024

The Marjorie Luke Theatre is marking its 20th anniversary this year, and the celebration launches February 3 with a visit from a humorist and writer whose current job can boast even more longevity. Peter Sagal has been hosting the weekly NPR News quiz show Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! almost since its inception a quarter-century ago, […]

Pressing Pause with Paula Poundstone
By Steven Libowitz   |   May 10, 2022

Interviewing Paula Poundstone is a little like binge watching a comedy series on Netflix: you hit the start button once and autoplay keeps the episodes rolling, and everything is interesting enough that you don’t really want to hit pause.  Poundstone’s tendency toward stream-of-consciousness rants and musings is a big part of her appeal, of course, […]

Ring That Bell at the Granada
By Steven Libowitz   |   February 1, 2022

After a couple of months’ hiatus due to the calendar and concerns about COVID, UCSB Arts & Lectures’ 2021-22 Creating Hope series resumes next Thursday, February 3, with a recital from violinist Joshua Bell, one of the most celebrated artists of his era. The recipient of a number of enviable accolades from the coveted Avery […]

Pounding it with Paula: 6Qs with a Classic Comedian
By Steven Libowitz   |   January 24, 2019

Paula Poundstone is the first to admit to a penchant for long-winded speeches, a tendency toward stream of consciousness rambling that would be confirmed by her colleagues on one of her longest-running gigs as a panelist on NPR’s top-rated show, the weekly comedy news quiz known as “Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” So the veteran […]