Friday, September 17, 2010
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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