“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

January 11, 2015

Things I Like More In Theory Than In Practice

smoresS’mores – there’s something turdlike about them.

Subway musicians – do I really want to stand right next to the guy playing Hey Jude on his amplified steel drums?

Respecting other people’s beliefs. It’s exhausting.

Trying not to to instantly and passionately loathe a total stranger based solely on his or her shrill speaking voice on the street or in the subway.

Any theatrical production involving no scenery except for continually rearranged chairs. Our Town doesn’t count.

Binge-watching. I’m sorry, but it’s not the same as getting hooked on a great book.

Young people – they’re just not interesting enough, yet.

Old people – sadly, age rarely makes anyone wiser or deeper. And yes, you did tell me that story before.

Improv. Most often, it’s the equivalent of mimes talking. Which is interesting for about three seconds.

Here’s a S’mores pillow. I rest my case, regarding the turdlike thing: