Stand-Up Comedy Legend Rita Rudner at Feinstein's
Rita Rudner is not simply one of America's top comedians -- she's also a New York Times best-selling author, award-winning television personality, screenwriter, playwright, Broadway dancer and actress. A house-filling favorite in Las Vegas, where she's been performing at The Venetian over the course of 14 years, Rudner is beloved for her witty one-liners, which have helped make hers the longest-running solo show in Vegas history -- she's sold more than a million tickets over the course of 2,000+ shows. Now's your chance to catch this consummate comedian live in San Francisco at Feinstein's at the Nikko.
Rudner was born in Miami, Florida. Her mother died when she was 13. After graduating from high school at 15, Rudner left Miami and headed to New York City to embark on a career as a dancer. She appeared in several Broadway shows, including the now-legendary original productions of Follies and Mack & Mabel.
Rudner did not turn to comedy until she was 25, after observing how few female comedians there were compared to the number of female dancers. She spent many hours researching her favorite comedians, including Woody Allen and Jack Benny. She enjoys Jewish humor, but reserves her Jewish jokes for Jewish audiences.