Rebel Without a Pause: Comedian-Activist, Reno, Recounts Her Days After the September 11th Attacks, Part 2

May 06, 2002


Rebel Without a Pause–that’s the name of the New York comedian Reno’s new act.

Her own website explains: "An opinionated alternative comedian who creates heavily improvised topical monologues with wit, political consciousness and common sense. Reno was awakened on September 11th by the impact of the first plane crash, just blocks from her loft.

Before Rebel Without a Pause, Reno had been wrestling with a monologue about "that other religious militant group"–fundamentalist Christians.

Before that, Reno produced, directed and starred in a TV show called Citizen Reno, which aired on Bravo. She won a Cable Ace nomination for the adaptation for HBO of her off-Broadway hit Reno in Rage and Rehab. Last week, she was nominated for the Drama Desk Award.

Well, this past Friday, Reno woke up bright and early to join us in our Firehouse studio and talk about her own frantic and often surreal experiences of September 11th. We continue that conversation today with a discussion of the aftermath of 9/11. She began by talking about President-select Bush.


  • Reno, activist and comedian.

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