“Gleefully wacky and irreverent.”

–The New York Times

“Line by line, Mr. Rudnick may be the funniest writer for the stage in the United States today.”

–The New York Times

“Deeply funny musings and adventures elevate Paul Rudnick to the highest level of American comedy writing.”

–Steve Martin

“One of the funniest quip-meisters on the planet.”

–The New York Times

“Paul Rudnick is a champion of truth (and love and great wicked humor) whom we ignore at our peril.”

–David Sedaris

“Quips fall with the regularity of the autumn leaves.”

–Associated Press

April 28, 2014

A Special Day

This is a clip from Addams Family Values, featuring a song I wrote with the wonderful
Marc Shaiman.Even though the scene takes place at a summer camp, the song is part of
a Thanksgiving Day pageant: no one has ever questioned this. I wrote the lyrics
while sitting alone in my apartment; watching the song being performed,
with gusto, by actual children, was another matter entirely,since the song
is called “Eat Me.”

This scene also includes some of my favorite actors ever, including Harriet Harris,
Christine Baranski, Peter McNichol, Julie Halston and even the movie’s director,
the sublime Barry Sonnenfeld, in a cameo appearance as a camper’s Dad.