Born in 1953 in Miami, Rita Rudner left her small town beginnings behind at the age of 15 to embark upon a career as a dancer in New York City. Although her first forays into dance were successful, it was a thankfully short-lived venture, with Rudner quickly changing tact and turning her attentions to the world of stand-up comedy. Her unassuming exterior, combined with a razor-sharp wit immediately endeared her to audiences and established her as one of the premier talents to emerge from the 1980s comedy boom. Keen to see this comic legend perform live? Find Rita Rudner tickets online today at StubHub.
Broadway beginnings and launch into comedy
Rita Rudner started her career as a dancer on Broadway in the 70s. As she embarked upon her dancing career, Rudner noticed a distinct lack of female stand-up talent in NYC. During the 1980s, she decided to change objective and moved into the world of stand-up comedy, becoming incredibly popular and remaining one of the leading lights in the industry ever since.
Rudner made a name for herself quickly with appearances on some of the biggest chat shows and entertainment programs of the 1980s, including The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Rudner's topics of comedy are wide and varying, although she reserves a particular proficiency for Jewish humour, although professes she keeps her most scathing jokes in this area purely for Jewish audiences. Today, Rita Rudner is still one of the most successful female comics of all time, but has also established herself as a successful screenwriter and author. Whether you're a long-time fan of this legendary Jewish comedian, or you're a newcomer to her talents, make sure you never miss out on a live show and book Rita Rudner tickets the way online at StubHub.
Award-winning specials and live show success
Rita Rudner earned her first major award in 1993 when she pocketed the American Comedy Award for Funniest Female Stand-Up. Since then, she's turned her attention to live comedy in a big way. Her HBO specials have become some of the most successful and most-watched in history, while an ongoing residency in Las Vegas has made her one of the most financially successful comedians of all time. Popular specials include Rita Rudner: Born to Be Mild, Rita Rudner: Married Without Children and Rita Rudner: Live from Las Vegas.
Since 2001, Rudner has played out to massive audiences in Las Vegas. During her tenure in the City of Sin, she has become the longest-running comedy act for a solo performer in history, selling millions of tickets. Make sure you don't miss out on her next live performance and find Rita Rudner tickets online at StubHub.