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

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

The Hill
Bruce Vilanch: ‘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 Bruce Vilanch, there was nothing funny about Election Day 2016.

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

“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 “Hollywood Squares” alum.

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

Bruceback August 16, 1991: Bruce Goes It Alone

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

Daily Herald Suburban Chicago
August 16, 1991

3-25-2012 2-13-20 PM

Bruce Vilanch, the so-called “Comedian for the Stars” who cut his dramatic teeth at Ohio State University and later in Chicago before making the trek to the coast, will bring his stand-up act to Zanies in Mount Prospect Thursday through Aug. 24.

Primarily a comedy writer and a lyricist. Vilanch has six Emmys under his substantial belt and has written for such heavyweights as Bette Midler, Lily Tomlin. Billy Crystal, Burt Reynolds and Whoopi Goldberg. Read More

Bruce Vilanch To Receive Icon Award April 26

Friday, March 28th, 2014

White Party announces firstIcon Award winners
Dave Nyczepir, The Desert Sun 1:54 p.m. PDT March 27, 2014

4-27-2013 3-54-35 AM

PALM SPRINGS – White Party Palm Springs will recognize people whose achievements “embody the spirit” of the gay dance music festival with the first Icon Awards at this year’s 25th anniversary celebration.

The festival is April 25-28, with the awards bestowed April 26.

Among the 28 recipients are singer Cher in the artist category, songwriter Sir Elton John and husband David Furnish in the philanthropist category, actor Bruce Vilanch in the activist category, and BRAVO TV personality Andy Cohen in the pioneer category. Read More

Star Of New “Scrooge And Marley,” Bruce Vilanch, Gives Great Interview

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Windy City Times
Wigging out with Bruce Vilanch
by Jorjet Harper

The world contains quite a few people who seem to always be playing to an invisible camera. But Bruce Vilanch is one of those truly rare people who is always cracking jokes off the top of his head that are actually funny.
Vilanch is known for his work both behind and in front of the camera. The two-time Emmy winner has written material for many of America’s top comedians, but is probably best known to the public for his time as a regular on Hollywood Squares. Vilanch has been head writer for the Academy Awards since 2000. In 1999, he was the subject of a feature-length documentary, Get Bruce!, about his life as Hollywood’s most sought-after humor writer. Read More

Feast Of Fun Audio: A Double Date with Bruce Vilanch and Ronnie Kroell

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Feast Of Fun

A Double Date with Bruce Vilanch and Ronnie Kroell

Oct 2, 2012

Today we are thrilled to have two of our favorite guests in the home studio- Bruce Vilanch and Ronnie Kroell. Bruce is best known for his 4 year stint on Hollywood Squares, and as the head writer for the Academy Awards.

The biggest biggest names in comedy, like Billy Crystal, Whoopie Goldberg and Bette Midler turn to Bruce when they need some seriously funny stuff.

And we also have the incredibly handsome Ronnie Kroell, who rocked the best bod in a long time on the cover of Playgirl and stole people’s hearts on Bravo’s “Make Me a Supermodel.” Read More

Please Help Fund New Web Series, “Child of the ’70s” Starring Bruce Vilanch And Michael Vaccaro

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Mister D: Please don’t be scared off by the word funding…it’s very flexible…and it makes you feel like you’re part of SHOW BIZ!  Okay that’s my dream, but it would be cool !   To help out just CLICK HERE

Child of the ’70s

A brand new web series about what happens when a “Child of the ’70s” uproots his NYC life & gets a job in LA as a personal assistant to his favorite ’70s star?!

Here’s a brand new web series, CHILD OF THE ’70S! Created by Michael Vaccaro. Written by Michael Vaccaro & Terrence Moss. Read More