“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

December 15, 2014

More Moments of Gay Zen

Whenever right-wing Christian websites attack my work, they tend to identify me as “Homosexual playwright Paul Rudnick.” I can’t decide which term these fundamentalists are more suspicious of – “homosexual” or “playwright.”

I love Taylor Swift, for her genuine and appealing talent and because she seems to have been created as a homework assignment by a really bright gay little boy.

I could be wrong, but Santacon strikes me as an overwhelmingly heterosexual event. It’s some Yuletide version of straight people in drag.

In the suburbs, I noticed far more gay guys at Wild by Nature, the knockoff of Whole Foods, than at Stop and Shop. Wild by Nature is the Grindr of supermarkets.

I recently saw a wonderful photo of Kim Kardashian and the legendary Larry Kramer at an awards banquet. These are two people whom I never imagined I’d see in the same frame, and the picture reminded me of that classic shot of Sophia Loren and Jayne Mansfield.