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Rudner takes stage at YCPAC April 15

Comedian makes observations about family, annoyances

Rita Rudner performs at Yavapai College Performing Arts Center Saturday, April 15. For more, see Friday’s Kudos.

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Rita Rudner performs at Yavapai College Performing Arts Center Saturday, April 15. For more, see Friday’s Kudos.

Nationally-renowned comedian Rita Rudner will offer up what some reviewers have described as a ladylike, but hilariously funny, take on life and relationships during a two-hour show on Saturday, April 15, at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center.

Rudner, one of the longest-running Las Vegas showcase comedians, will offer her Prescott audience all-original humor she said comes from everyday observances, annoyances and interactions. A wife and mother of a teenage daughter, Rudner’s sketches poke fun at her own antics. But she admits her family has given her permission to use them in some of her material, although she stops short of humiliation.

Her comedy may be exaggerations on truth, or as she said in an interview last week, they may be simple truths that once retold elicit laughs because they are just funny things many people have experienced in their own comings and goings. She said she is constantly making notes and writing down little sayings she think might be able to work into her comedy shows, be it on a Las Vegas stage or on tour to a place she’s never been before. She joked that Prescott proved appealing because the California resident need not change planes more than once.

Beyond her stand-up routines, Rudner is also the author of several books, including the 2009 bestseller titled, “I Still Have It … I just Can’t Remember Where I Put It; Confessions of a Fiftysomething.”

“Laugh and think – but mostly laugh,” said the center’s event release. “Find out why Rita’s epigrammatic one-liners and sly observations about life, gender and relationships have made her a late night talk show favorite and one of Vegas’ hottest tickets.”

Tickets for the show that starts at 7:30 p.m. range from $32 to $54 and can be purchased online through the center’s website: www.ycpac.com/rita-rudner