Friday, September 17, 2010

Rita Rudner on "The Late, Late Show" with Craig Ferguson

Birthday wishes go out today to Rita Rudner, who started out in show business as a dancer, appearing in the original productions of such shows as Follies and Mack & Mabel; at the age of 25 she switched to comedy, and the rest is the stuff of legend. As one of the few clean comics working, Rudner's wide-eyed ditzy persona is belied by the laser-sharpness of her logic.

Since 2001, Rudner has performed almost exclusively in Las Vegas, where her shows have sold nearly a million tickets; seeing as I cannot get to Vegas to see her, I thought I'd post this clip of her in conversation with TV's Craig Ferguson instead.
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Y | O | Y said...

Rita Rudner is awesome!

michael sean morris said...

I agree, obviously. My grandmother and I used to watch her concerts aching with laughter. Rudner proves that you don't have to work blue to be funny.

TankMontreal said...

Didn't she used to be edgier?

michael sean morris said...

If anything she's edgier now, with all her talk of breasts and such. Must be that ole Vegas influence, corrupting her.