“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

November 21, 2013

Please Give

I’m fascinated by the most elegant fundraising events for the worthiest charities, like the recent Food Allergy Ball at the Metropolitan Museum. Did the cater-waiters serve only empty plates, just to be on the safe side? I attended a gala at the Pierre, with a Winter Wonderland theme, for 100 Women Against Child Abuse. I kept picturing the membership committee, considering a 101st woman, with someone murmuring, “I’m just not sure about Evelyn. I once saw her shove a little girl at FAO Schwarz.” The legendary, irresistible diva Jessye Norman once sang at a black-tie evening where she was given an award as an American Woman of Style. She acknowledged her hosts, saying, “Thank you for helping me to realize a dream I never knew I had.”