“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

March 14, 2014

Ban Prissy


In response to the Ban Bossy campaign to outlaw the use of the word “bossy” and empower little girls, we must also begin a Ban Prissy campaign, to empower little boys. Little boys have every right to be fastidious and precise, without getting called names. Because when you call a little boy prissy:

– He may think it’s a bad idea to coordinate his briefcase with his outerwear, on the first day of kindergarten.

– He may decide not to request that the other children call him “Mr. Rudnick.”

– He will stop referring to his juicebox as an aperitif.

– Before taking a nap, he will no longer put fresh cucumber slices over his eyes.

– During dodgeball, he won’t ask his gym teacher, “So why did you decide to dodge getting a real job?”

– He may shy away from naming “the most chic” letters of the alphabet.

– During a classmate’s tantrum, he might not murmur, “No names, but someone needs to take their Ritalin.”