For immediate release | March 25, 2014

Paula Poundstone to headline 'The Laugh’s On Us,' sponsored by SAGE

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries will host “The Laugh’s On Us," sponsored by SAGE, featuring standup comedian and author Paula Poundstone, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 29 at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Poundstone is a frequent panelist for NPR’s “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” Poundstone was the first woman to win an ACE Award for Best Standup Comedy performance and the first woman to be invited to perform at the distinguished White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. An outspoken advocate for libraries, she works with Friends of the Library groups around the country to help them raise funds and raise awareness of the importance of libraries.

Among those joining Poundstone will be Eric Kaplan, executive co-producer of the number-one-rated CBS sitcom “The Big Bang Theory” and author of “Does Santa Exist? A Careful Philosophical Investigation” (Penguin), and Anthony Breznican, a senior staff writer for “Entertainment Weekly” and author of “Brutal Youth” (Macmillan/St. Martin’s Press, June 2014).

Wine and cheese will be served, and a book signing will follow. Advance tickets to “The Laugh’s On Us," sponsored by SAGE, cost $55, $49 for United for Libraries division members (event code UNI1). Onsite tickets cost $60. Early ticket purchase is recommended as the event often sells out. More information about the event, including additional authors as they are added to the lineup, is available on the United for Libraries website at

The event is sponsored by United for Libraries corporate supporter SAGE Publications, Inc.

United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, is a division of the American Library Association that supports those who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries. United for Libraries brings together library Trustees, advocates, friends, and foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. For more information or to join United for Libraries, visit the United for Libraries website or contact Jillian Kalonick at (312) 280-2161 or



Jillian Kalonick

Marketing/Public Relations Specialist

United for Libraries