“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

May 20, 2014

Moments of Gay Zen


– Trying to explain where Lispenard Street is, to a perfectly nice, heavily accented cabdriver.

– Wondering if, in movies and on TV shows, the gay brother is the new gay best friend.

– Loving Hedwig, because of the show, Neil Patrick Harris, and the fact that the whole thing seems breathtakingly politically incorrect, as if the show is daring the audience to figure out a responsible op-ed reaction.

– Enjoying how creepy right-wing blowhards, like Maggie Gallagher, are asking for “tolerance” for fundamentalist Christian homophobia, something I support, as long as the homophobes don’t want to get married.

– The special joy of watching two over-the-top gay male co-hosts on Home Shopping, selling Waterford Crystal. Especially when, while showcasing the Waterford Crystal crucifix and rosary, they begin gushing about Madonna.