“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

June 29, 2015

A Fabulous New York Police Officer

This has gone viral, for good reason: after so much controversy, here’s a wonderful cop dancing with a marcher at the Gay Pride parade. The parade ends right near my apartment, so my block was partially barricaded, but the police couldn’t have been more helpful. For some reason, my block always attracts plenty of lesbian drama. This year I saw one woman sitting on the curb, while another woman begged her, “Olive, at least stand up! At least walk to the corner, so I can use my phone!” I have no idea if Olive was impaired in some way, or just exhausted. Another extremely tall, sturdy lesbian was haranguing a tiny, young lesbian, by shouting at her, “You bitch! You wanted to stab me IN MY FACE! IN MY FACE!” I have no idea if the taller lesbian was speaking literally, but the younger lesbian was unperturbed, and their friends were enjoying the exchange.
The Pride parade is always remarkably well behaved, and the police seem to have a great time.