Courtesy of Paula Poundstone

Saturday, August 9: Paula Poundstone. 8 p.m. Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303- 440-7666.

These days, Paula Poundstone is best-known as a regular guest on the NPR quiz show, Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me. But like so many successes, it clouds what was already an illustrious career.

Poundstone has won Emmys, written books, is ranked at 88 on Comedy Central’s Greatest Comedians of All Time, was inducted into the Comedy Hall of Fame in 2010, and was the first female comedian to perform at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. When you see all that, suddenly, some radio quiz show seems kind of irrelevant.

See Poundstone get back to her roots this week with her standup act.