“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

December 23, 2014

Thou Swell

I was looking for a Christmas song to post but everything felt a bit tired. So I thought I’d share Thou Swell, the Rodgers and Hart song from A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. This number stars June Allyson, who was always cheerful and down-to-earth, as if she’d just wandered onscreen after taking a brisk walk and maybe washing her car (she performs this buoyant number wearing flats.) Late in her career June endorsed Depends, the adult diapers, but this never seemed embarassing because June always sparkled with common sense. We could all use a little June Allyson nowadays.