Paula Poundstone’s dry, observational and often self-deprecating humor will be center stage for two shows on Dec. 5 at the University of Richmond’s Modlin Center for the Arts. Between being a mother of three, maintaining a brood of cats and frequent touring, she has plenty of material. Winner of an American Comedy Award for best female stand-up in 1989, she has entertained fans of National Public Radio’s weekly news quiz program Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me! with her agile wit since 2001. 7 and 9:30 p.m. $40. 289-8980 or modlin.richmond.edu.