“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

January 8, 2015

Charlie Hebdo

13-political-cartoons-in-response-to-charlie-hebdo-attack-image-6As always, humor is the enemy of fundamentalism. It’s the key to the inhumanity and the cowardice of the mindlessly religious, of any faith: they can’t afford criticism, curiosity, contradiction, absurdity or pleasure. Sometimes I wonder if art, in whatever form, ever really makes a difference, but these horrendous murders prove that art can expose evil. Such tragedy is of course, too high a price to pay, but there it is – those brave writers, cartoonists and editors have exposed the truly wicked. And the truly wicked so often claim piety.