Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Rita Rudner Live from Las Vegas|
Actor: Rita Rudner
Director: Keith Truesdell
Genres: Comedy, Musicals & Performing Arts
Rita Rudner is world famous for her sweet-as-pie delivery of shrewdly hilarious observations about relationships, like the universal truth that breakups always occur before you have the chance to record all of your ex's al... more »
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David J. (optionman) from LAKEVILLE, MN
Reviewed on 10/5/2012...
The DVD was classic Rita in all forms. No filth just great comedy.
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Not Vulgar but Hilarious
D. Stern | NJ - USA | 05/31/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's been said there's... good jokes and clean jokes. Rita's routine is a rarity of comic gems without sexual innuendo or political shots, just keen and funny observations that anyone could relate to. So full of laughs, you'll want to view over and over."
One Of The Funniest Comedians Of Our Time
Ryan | Poughkeepsie, NY | 06/26/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Rita Rudner is someone who can make you laugh without even trying. She's not one of those comedians who constantly have to shout, or curse like a sailor. In fact her very light and easy to listen to voice is what makes her so hilarious. When she performs, she makes you feel like you are talking to an old friend who just happens to make you laugh by what they say. She talks about things that all of us can relate to. She mostly talks about female life and makes fun of the way men don't understand their wives. But she also makes fun of herself and defends the husbands as well. Most of the things that you find yourself laughing at are probably things you would unintentionally say to a friend and you would both have a good laugh over it.
I had the pleasure of seeing Rita's show in Las Vegas back in 2004. I also had the pleasure of meeting her afterwards. I was very pleased to hear some of the same jokes she used when I saw her live, to be put onto this dvd.
There's over 20 minutes of special features that were taken from Rita's short lived talk show "Ask Rita" where she went to special events like a Star Trek Convention, A Fishing Expo, A Ventriloquist Wedding, and she would interview people there and try some of the things out herself.
Some of my favorite quotes from the live show are:
"One time for my husbands birthday I decided to order a massage therapist to come to the house and give him a massage. Good idea right? I open the door and it's this 20 year old blond girl and she says in a perky voice 'Hi I'm here to give your husband a massage!' I looked at her and I said 'He's dead' "
"I try to do everything for my daughter. Once when she was 2. She brought home a helium balloon. She brought it inside, let it go and it flew up to the ceiling. She looked at me and said 'Mommy get it' So I pulled out the ladder and I got it down for her. Then she brought it outside....She let go of it and it flew up to the sky. She looked at me with those sad blue eyes and said "Mommy get it". I didn't have the heart to tell her that there are some things that I just couldn't do for her. So I said to her "Ask Daddy to get it"
"I got a doctor once who was so young that he looked just like Justin Timberlake. He asked 'may I take your heartbeat?' I said 'Why don't you just download it?'
And there are many more from that! And who could keep their eyes off that ever so attractive DVD cover? The cover gets your attention, and her show will make you watch the whole thing."
Rita is a scream
Comedy Fan | 10/21/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Rita Rudner's unusual reserved style, her observational genius and talent for exaggeration combine to make a hilarious hour of standup. Women especially will relate to this humor."