“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

July 21, 2015

Christopher Street Bagel

BN-JM068_NYBAGE_M_20150720162300In the photo above artist Hanna Liden’s bagel sculpture is being installed, where Christopher Street meets the Hudson. Today I walked past another stack of Ms. Liden’s bagels at Christopher and Sixth Avenue. These are the most wonderful public art projects. I’m not sure why, but a huge cupcake or even a candy bar would seem more obviously fake and less enticing. These bagels look appropriately New York-size. Ms. Liden said that she toasted the bagels to make them appear, “A little damaged, a little grimy – like the city.”