“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 18, 2013

There’s Nothing Wrong With Having Nice Things

Mayor-Elect Bill DiBlasio may not be moving into Gracie Mansion, so that his son can remain in his previous school, and, as a show of humility, Pope Francis has chosen to live in the Vatican guesthouse, instead of the opulent Papal apartments. I’m at a loss – I thought that becoming powerful was all about helping the less fortunate, while enjoying rent-free luxury real estate. Couldn’t our new Mayor and the Pope allow the rest of us to use their official residences, on a time-share basis?

I miss the Tsar.