“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 21, 2015


questionWhich are there more of online: naked selfies taken in bathroom mirrors or photos of tourists hoisting multiple shopping bags while giving the peace sign?

Which are there more of on both cable and network TV: swarthy Middle Eastern terrorists wearing mirrored sunglasses and suits with openecked shirts, or serial killers wearing hooded parkas who live in vast industrial spaces ?

Which are there more of in YA books: awkward, bullied female outcasts, or handsome guys with crooked smiles who discover a secret passion for awkward, bullied female outcasts?

Which are there more of in Congress: Republicans who look like they might’ve just had a stroke but it’s hard to tell, or Democrats who are trying to perfect their inclusive, welcoming smiles?

Which are there more of in Oscar-worthy English films: quirky heroes who triumph over physical afflictions, or stiff-backed, sneering administrative types who oppose the quirky, afflicted heroes?

Which are there more of in current American sitcoms: wisecracking heterosexual couples who are terrified of adult responsibilities, or groups of scruffy heterosexual male buddies who’ve never heard of adult responsibilities?