“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

August 26, 2014

Completely Unsupportable Observations About The Times Sunday Wedding Annoucements



It’s always interesting when the bride is taking the groom’s name. This usually seems politically backwards, except for the cases in which the bride is losing a questionable surname, as when Amy Bungwelder becomes Amy Barstow

Any announcement where one or both of the people are over 90 seems especially joyful and inspiring

When both people have completely round heads, they look grinning helium balloons

Both members of so many lesbian couples are often incredibly impressive: Sara is always a thoracic surgeon for Doctors Without Borders, while Catherine is always the CEO of a foundation which promotes literacy worldwide

Whenever both members of a gay male couple are under 23, I’m impressed yet wary

If, even in a 1″ square black-and-white photo, I can tell that someone has dental veneers, there’s a problem

I only read the sentences about what the couples’ parents do for a living to see if their children are doing better or worse

Bowties only work on scientists

There should be a separate section called Obvious First Marriages