A 15-year veteran of the professional comedy circuit, Rudy Rush has experienced a wide spectrum of the entertainment business, from touring colleges and clubs to becoming the youngest host of the longest-running African-American syndicated show, Showtime at the Apollo. Rudy parlayed his Apollo notoriety into major projects with Dave Chappelle and Martin Lawrence, while also appearing on shows such as Def Comedy Jam, Jamie Foxx’s Laff-A-Palooza and Premium Blend.
Rudy has been featured in his own half-hour special on Comedy Central and was the comedic force on the long-running, nationally syndicated radio show, The Doug Banks Morning Show. He now appears every afternoon on the nationally syndicated program, The Ride with Doug & DeDe.
Rudy headlined the nationwide McDonald’s Kids Tour in the mid-2000s – also sponsored by Sears and American Airlines – as well as TNT’s Retreat in 2005. He has performed inNew York City’sCentral Park, and at corporate functions for such blue-chip firms as Frito-Lay and McDonald’s.
Rudy will be the host and featured entertainer on the HBCU Meet the Presidents Tour in the Fall of 2010. He is taping a new comedy special for Comcast in Philadelphia on September 21, which will air on HBO or Showtime this Fall, and he is scheduled to appear on The Late Show with David Letterman in September.
Film and television roles are on the horizon, along with more syndicated specials, comedy tours, and appearances at Improvs and other comedy clubs around the nation. Rudy Rush is well on his way to becoming a household name.
I'm like a child living by myself. I leave stuff on the stove while I'm sleeping. I wash my ass with the same rag I wash the dishes with.
There's no way you can tell a women she's not fresh, is there? How are you gonna do it? You're gonna be like, 'Um, was you running today?'
We don't have any good black leaders anymore... We don't have no Martin Luther King anymore, no Malcolm X. The last good black leader we had was Public Enemy.