Comedienne Joy Behar will host playwright Paul Rudnick in a discussion of Rudnick's prolific and versatile career on Feb. 6 at 7:30 PM. The conversation is presented as part of the 92nd Street Y's "Funny People" series.
Behar, an Emmy award-winning talk show host for ABC's "The View," will review Rudnick's career as playwright, screenwriter, author and film reviewer.
Rudnick's plays include Jeffrey (Obie, an Outer Critics Circle Award and the John Gassner Playwriting Award); Mr. Charles, Currently of Palm Beach; The Naked Eye and I Hate Hamlet. He has written two novels, "Social Disease" and "I'll Take It," and his screenplays include "Addams Family Values," the screen adaptation of "Jeffrey" and "In and Out." Rudnick articles and essays have appeared in Vogue, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Premiere and The New York Times.
Behar has appeared as a stand-up comedian on many stages throughout the country -- from Caroline's to Carnegie Hall. She made her Broadway debut in Comedy Tonite at the Lunt-Fontanne. On television Ms. Behar starred in her own HBO special and was a regular on the series "Baby Boom." Other television credits include the animated series "Dr. Katz," on which she plays the role of a patient. She was a correspondent for Comedy Central at the Democratic National Convention starring Bill Clinton and has an extremely popular call-in radio show on WABC. Her movie credits include "This is My Life" and Woody Allen's "Manhattan Murder Mystery."
Tickets are $20. For information call (212) 996-1100 or visit the 92nd Street Y Box Office (Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street). The 92nd Street Y can be reached by the number 4, 5 and 6 subways to 86th Street. -- By Murdoch McBride