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Bruce Vilanch: ‘And it just got worse, and worse, and worse’

The Hill
: ‘And it just got worse, and worse, and worse’
BY JUDY KURTZ – 11/08/17 06:00 AM EST

He’s a comedy writer but, for , there was nothing funny about Election Day .

As the results came in, Vilanch was working on a project in .

“I was writing, and every now and again, I would shift from my work to go online to see what was going on,” said the “” alum.

“At first I went to and there were all these people saying, ‘This is getting scary,’ ” Vilanch, who supported Democratic presidential nominee , said. “And I thought ‘gee, you mean she’s not winning?’ ”

“And it just got worse, and worse, and worse,” said Vilanch — sporting a shirt with the message “Dance Like Isn’t Watching” on it, along with his signature red-framed glasses.

“And then people began calling. It was like that scene out of ‘’ this season, where people can’t believe what’s going on and have to share,” he said.

“So it was a strange, surreal evening,” Vilanch, a writer for the , said. “You step into an episode of ‘Twilight Zone,’ or something.”

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