“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

May 24, 2015

Todrick Hall

Todrick Hall was an American Idol finalist who’s gone on to a hugely successful Youtube career, where his videos are viewed by millions. Many of the videos involve wild new versions of Disney classics and numbers from movie musicals like Dreamgirls or Chicago. He’s going to have his own MTV series later this summer. His stuff is wonderfully over the top and takes full and rowdy advantage of every possible stereotype. At a moment when so much of gay culture has grown timid, somber and obsessed with political correctness, it’s gratifying to find someone so fearless. Todrick Hall is a next step, combining elements of Glee, Almodovar, Beach Blanket Babylon, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Forbidden Broadway and God knows what else. Here’s his take on Beauty and the Beast: