Venue: Sands Showroom
3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
Show Dates: January 19, 2014
Show Times: 8:30pm
Age Restriction: 5
Show Length: 80 minutes
$49 - $69
Rita Rudner just might have the cleanest comedy show on the Las Vegas Strip. Aside from the rare swear word, she doesn't use vulgar language or offensive subjects to make people laugh. Instead she finds humor in everyday life. Dressed in a sparkling, floor-length gown, Rudner performs her 90-minute stand-up routine without any apprehension. She's more than comfortable on stage, an art she's mastered as the city's longest-running solo comedy show.
Rudner's jokes touch on a range of common topics from living in Las Vegas to aging, going to the doctor's office and the differences between men and women. Throughout the show there's constant laughter from the crowd as Rudner rambles on discussing things like how Vegas is the only town where when the sun goes down it gets brighter and questioning why doctors and butchers wear the same uniforms.
Rudner also references her relationship with her husband and producer Martin Bergman as the source for many of her jokes. The two have been married since 1989, resulting in plenty of comedic fodder for Rudner to draw from. Her jokes aren't just amusing, they're truths about life with some of her own opinions thrown in for good measure.
"There's something wrong about cleavage before coffee," jokes Rudner in the show during her bit about some of the revealing waitress uniforms you'll see in Vegas regardless of the time of day.
A comedian, writer and actress, Rudner started her career in the entertainment industry as a dancer. Born in Miami, she left her home after graduating from high school at the age of 15 to pursue her dancing career in New York City. She has performed in multiple Broadway shows including the original productions of "Follies" and "Mack & Mabel."
While in her early twenties and performing in the Broadway production of "Annie," Rudner started to explore the comedy clubs in New York. She soon turned her talents from high kicks to hilarity by studying recordings of Jack Benny and Woody Allen. Rudner developed her own brand of witty humor and soon landed appearances in various television shows in the United States and internationally. She was also a frequent guest on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson."
Rudner went on to record several award-winning comedy specials including "Rita Rudner: Born to Be Mild" and "Rita Rudner Married Without Children." She's also the author of best-selling books including "I Still Have It; I Just Can't Remember Where I Put It" and "Naked Beneath My Clothes."
After performing to sold-out audiences across the globe, Rudner decided to make Vegas her permanent base in 2000. She has performed in multiple venues on the Strip and moved to the Venetian in January 2011.