Born: September 17, 1956
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Next Tour Date

Wednesday | January 10

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2005The Aristocrats (Original Soundtrack)
1992Comic Relief V

This album is a compilation, featuring multiple comics.

1990The Best Of Comic Relief '90

This album is a compilation, featuring multiple comics.

Specials (and other video)

2012Rita Rudner and 3 Potential Ex Husbands

Features Multiple Comedians

2008Rita Rudner: Live from Las Vegas
1995Rita Rudner: Married Without Children
1990Born to be Mild
1989One Night Stand: Rita Rudner
1987Women of the Night
1984The 9th Annual Young Comedians Special

Books (by and about)

2008I Still Have It... I Just Can't Remember Where I Put It: Confessions of a Fiftysomething
2006Turning the Tables: A Novel
2001Tickled Pink: A Novel
2001Naked Beneath My Clothes
1994Rita Rudner's Guide to Men


Rita Rudner originally worked as a Broadway dancer. She discovered stand-up comedy during it’s first explosion in Manhattan and soon moved her aspirations to the new form.

In 1987, Rudner appeared on HBO’s “Women of the Night”, a showcase that also featured Ellen DeGeneres, Paula Poundstone and Judy Tenuta.

Rita would become a regular on HBO, first performing a half hour “One Night Stand” and following it with two hour specials for the premium channel.

Rita Rudner has been a Vegas mainstay since the year 2000, first appearing at the MGM Grand. In 2001, she moved her show just across the strip to her own theater at the New York, New York Hotel and Casino. Harrah’s then lured her to their property in 2006 with an even bigger theater.

In 2008, Rudner scored a first by premiering her new special “Rita Rudner” Live from Las Vegas” on public broadcasting. The special marked her 2000th performance at Harrah’s Casino.