Since 2001, standup comedienne Rita Rudner has performed almost exclusively in Las Vegas, and she's done so with great success having been named Las Vegas Review-Journal's "Best Comedian in Las Vegas" eight years in a row. Her show, housed at the Venetian, has held more than 2,000 performances and sold over one million tickets, the longest-running solo show in the history of the venue. See her in a slightly-more-buttoned-up city, Ridgefield, Connecticut, this Friday night. No gambling will be permitted though. Local comedienne / comedy instructor Christine O'Leary opens the show.
Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield, (203) 438-5795. Fri., Aug. 23, 8 p.m. $58. ridgefieldplayhouse.org