Comedy legend and longtime Las Vegas headliner Rita Rudner is returning to Las Vegas for two performances at Rocks Lounge inside Red Rock Resort on Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4 at 8 p.m.
Rudner moved to New York at the age of 15 to dance on Broadway. She appeared in several Broadway musicals, including the legendary original productions of “Follies” and “Mack and Mabel.” It was while she was appearing in “Annie” on Broadway that Rita began exploring the comedy clubs of Manhattan. She applied the same learning techniques she had acquired as a dancer to comedy, spending hours studying recordings by Jack Benny and Woody Allen and analyzing comedy construction.
She developed her trademark epigrammatic style and took a full-time leap form chorus lines to punch lines in the early 1980s. During this time, Rudner was a frequent guest on both “Late Night With David Letterman” and the “Tonight Show.” Her first solo HBO special, “Rita Rudner’s One Night Stand,” was nominated for several awards, as was her English BBC television show which later appeared on A&E. Rita’s two one-hour specials for HBO, “Born to Be Mild” and “Married Without Children,” were ratings standouts and many viewers liked her dresses. She’s written five books, including the best-selling “Naked Beneath My Clothes,” “I Still Have It…I Just Can’t Remember Where I Put It” and “Rita Rudner’s Guide to Men.”
Recently, Rita recorded her first stand up TV special for over a decade. “Rita Rudner: Live From Las Vegas” for PBS, as well as a radio series for the BBC. Her first love, however, remains stand-up comedy and she still performs across America.
Tickets for both shows are $45 plus tax and applicable fees. Doors for both shows open at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at any Station Casinos Reward Center and The Fiestas, by logging onto www.stationcasinosevents.com or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.
To learn more about Red Rock Resort, please call (702) 797-7777 or visit www.redrocklasvegas.com.