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A house-filling favorite in Las Vegas, Rita Rudner is known for her epigrammatic one-liners. The longest-running solo comedy show in the history of Las Vegas, Rita has been named Las Vegas’s “Comedian Of The Year” nine years in a row.
Rita’s first solo HBO special, Rita Rudner’s One Night Stand, was nominated for several awards. Rudner’s two one-hour specials for HBO, Born To Be Mild and Married Without Children, were rated standouts and she performed them all over the country. Rudner launched her first syndicated daily TV show, Ask Rita, which featured a panel of celebrities lightheartedly attempting to solve personal problems submitted by members of the public. In addition, her special, Rita Rudner: Live From Las Vegas, was PBS’s first ever stand-up comedy special. Rita has also written five books; her bestselling non-fiction titles, Naked Beneath My Clothes, Rita Rudner’s Guide to Men, and I Still Have It…I Just Can’t Remember Where I Put It, plus the novels Tickled Pink and Turning the Tables.
Rudner is a frequent collaborator with her writer/producer husband, Martin Bergman. The couple has produced film scripts including Peter’s Friends and Thanks, which aired on Showtime. They have also written the plays Room 776 and Tickled Pink together. Rita and Martin wrote and performed The Rita Rudner Show for BBC radio in London. Rita also appeared in the Showtime comedy special Rita Rudner and Three Potential Ex-Husbands. Most recently, Rita performed at the Playhouse in a new play, Act Three by David Ambrose.