Carpenter Performing Arts Center


Wit & Wisdom Series

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Lily Tomlin

An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin

Sat, Sep 29, 2018 at 8 pm

The incomparable Lily Tomlin returns to provide comical insights and wildly witty observations about the human condition while talking her audience on what The Washington Post calls a “wise and howling funny” trip. Armed with more than a dozen of her timeless characters—from Frankie, of the Netflix’s hit show, to Ernestine and Edith Ann—Tomlin is one of the most celebrated comedians in American comedy and an entertainer of the highest caliber!

An Evening with Paula Poundstone

An Evening with Paula Poundstone

Sat, Jan 19, 2019 at 8 pm

Paula Poundstone is back with her legendary ability to create humor on the spot! Poundstone can find the hilarious angle of almost any subject—from the absurdity of the political world to the deviousness of housecats— and deliver it with impeccable timing and razor-sharp wit. Heard regularly on NPR’s popular rascal of a weekly news quiz show, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me, Poundstone is famous for her spontaneity where every performance is unique!

Peter Sagal – Host of NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!

Peter Sagal – Host of NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!

Sat, Mar 16, 2019 at 8 pm

Celebrating 20 years of the hit NPR news quiz Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, host Peter Segal goes behind the scenes to explore the show’s most memorable moments while taking at today’s news stories. Segal has quizzed everyone from Tom Hanks to then-Senator Barak Obama and Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer while working alongside the wittiest comedians and journalists in radio from Paula Poundstone to CBS’s Mo Rocca. Now also the host of PBS’ new series CONSTITUTION USA, Sagal provides insightful and colorful commentary on how the Constitution works, and its vital relevance today in an entertaining and thought-provoking evening.