Raue Center hosts several renowned comedians every year, and the shows are always crowd-pleasers. "Who doesn't need a laugh after a long week?" said Miriam Naponelli, Marketing Director for Raue Center. "The staff at Raue Center loves being able to bring laughter, the best medicine, to our community throughout the year!"
Rita Rudner, known for her witty one-liners, has been a favorite in Las Vegas since opening as one of the hottest tickets in town in 2000. Since then, Rudner has sold over 1.5 million tickets and performed in more than 2,000 shows, making her the longest-running solo comedy act in the history of Las Vegas. She has been named Las Vegas's "Comedian of the Year" 9 years in a row!
Rudner moved to New York at age fifteen to dance on Broadway. While performing in Annie, she began exploring the comedy clubs in Manhattan. In the early 1980s, Rudner switched to comedy and was soon making regular appearances on Late Night with David Letterman and The Tonight Show.
In addition to writing for the 2001 - 2003 Oscars, Rudner performed the first PBS stand-up comedy special, Rita Rudner: Live from Las Vegas in 2008. In 2009, she performed for President Obama, alongside Bette Midler and Sheryl Crow.
This will be Rudner's second time performing at Raue Center, where her comedy show offers good, clean fun. "One of the greatest joys is welcoming an award-winning international artist to our stage in our wonderful small town," said Richard Kuranda, Executive Director for Raue Center. "We're so honored to welcome Rita Rudner back to the Raue stage after her amazing sold-out New York run earlier this fall. She's a national treasure!"
Rudner will perform at Raue Center on Saturday, November 16th at 8:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling Raue’s Box Office at (815) 356-9212, or by visiting www.rauecenter.org.
Raue Center for the Arts
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