“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 23, 2013

Public Relations

My favorite interview question came from a reporter for The Jewish Daily Forward. Addams Family Values had just opened, and the reporter asked me, “Do you think the Addams Family are Jewish?” I answered, “Do you want them to be?”
My most awkward introduction occured while a play of mine was being produced in California. I was set to appear on an extremely liberal radio show in Berkeley. The host had one of those solemn, whispery, NPR voices, and he said, “Later today, we’ll be talking to Alice Walker about female genital mutilation. And now here’s Paul Rudnick, the author of Jeffrey.”