The Rude Pundit is Lee Papa, a writer, professor, and performer. His two-year old blog has tens of thousands of readers each week, from all over the world. The New York Times called Papa "a tornado of a writer" and "a child of Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor and Hunter S. Thompson" whose "ferocious column" attracts "shrewd, passionate fans." Time Out New York said, "Cathartic political commentary for an audience eager to laugh off its liberal frustration...Is he preaching to the converted? Sure, but so is Fox News. Papa, preach on."
His one-man performance piece, The Rude Pundit in The Year of Living Rudely, is the only show to sell out before even opening in the history of the New York International Fringe Festival. The Rude Pundit has been cited by CNN, The Washington Post, and other media outlets.
The Rude Pundit can be read every day at rudepundit.blogspot.com.
The Year of Living Rudely is an hysterical, maniacal combination of the Rude Pundit's live show and original material, featuring the Rude Players as Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, and all members of the Bush family. In a series of for-adults-only monologues and sketches, the Rude Pundit takes on Dubya, the war in Iraq, torture, fundamentalist Christians, and all the Right Wing issues afflicting America right now. At turns uproarious, vicious, and disturbing, The Year of Living Rudely will make your favorite liberal stand up and cheer and cause your conservative friends to explode.
The Year of Living Rudely is Mouth Noise Discs (mouthnoisediscs.com) first release. Mouth Noise is dedicated to delivering the best original humor our planet has to offer.