Rudy Rush


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.