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Posts Tagged ‘Oscar’

Great New Interview With Bruce Vilanch

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Edge
We’ve Got Bruce
Saturday Aug 16, 2014

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When it comes to Hollywood insiders, few come close to Bruce Vilanch. Over his thirty-year-plus career, he has worked with virtually every major talent in the entertainment industry: Bette Midler, Lily Tomlin, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, Elizabeth Taylor and (famously) the late Robin Williams. He has also been writing special material for the Oscars since 1989 – a collaboration that has had its ups-and-downs, but also given Vilanch an insider’s view on the film’s industry’s biggest party. He is also no stranger to other award shows, having written for the Emmys, Tonys and Grammys. Or Broadway, where he starred in “Hairspray” after taking it on the road. Read More

“An Evening with Bruce Vilanch” Saturday, Aug. 31, Los Gatos

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

JWeekly
Thursday, August 29, 2013
A wacky night at the JCC with Oscars joke-meister Bruce Vilanch
by dan pine, j. staff

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Comedy writer Bruce Vilanch is normally not a praying man. But backstage at the Academy Awards, for which he has long served as head writer, he often gets religion.

“You pray that somebody will make a fool of themselves in the early minutes of the evening,” Vilanch says of the unpredictable live telecast, “then you take it and run with it.”

The classic example came during the 1992 Oscars, when Jack Palance celebrated his Best Supporting Actor win by doing a few one-armed push-ups. That sparked a night of priceless quips from host Billy Crystal, many written on the fly by Vilanch (“Jack Palance just bungee-jumped off the Hollywood Sign”). Read More

Bruce Vilanch Talks Movies, Oscars, And Cutie Pies

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

The Backlot
Interview: Bruce Vilanch on His MovieOy Vey! My Son Is Gay!!,” Oscars, and Cute Boy Neighbors
June 11, 2013

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Bruce Vilanch has enjoyed what I’d call the ideal pop cultural existence: He’s written jokes for about two dozen Oscar ceremonies; he’s costarred in glamorous movies and insane Broadway spectacles (Mahogany, Hairspray); he took up Paul Lynde‘s mantle on Hollywood Squares; he’s become an icon himself thanks to his bright blond hair, red glasses, and goofy t-shirts; most fabulously, he’s relished casual and working relationships with everyone from Bette Midler to Lainie Kazan, the latter of whom costarred with him in the cute indie comedy Oy Vey, My Son Is Gay!! Though that movie was released in 2010, director Evgeny Afineevsky recently tried garnering the film greater distribution with the aid of a Kickstarter campaign. It’s a Bruce Vilanch/Lainie Kazan vehicle, guys. The world deserved to receive and cradle this. Read More

Bruce Vilanch is coming back to his home state to do a bit of “sit-down” comedy.

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Bruce Vilanch returns to home state for comedy show
THURSDAY APRIL 25, 2013, 11:01 AM
BY VIRGINIA ROHAN
STAFF WRITER
THE RECORD

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Bruce Vilanch is coming back to his home state to do a bit of “sit-down” comedy.

“I sit on a stool. It’s not like traditional stand-up. I tell a lot of stories about my life and times and the work that I’ve done,” says Vilanch, a native Patersonian who will be performing at Ramapo College in Mahwah. “I rarely do comedy clubs, because it’s a different energy. I come from a different tradition, I guess, although that sounds so dry.” Read More

An Intimate Evening With Bruce Vilanch Thursday, Mar 28 7:00p ~ Dallas, TX

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

An Intimate Evening With Bruce Vilanch
Thursday, Mar 28 7:00p
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Station 4 and the Rose Room
Dallas, TX

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He’s the head writer for the Oscars. He has written for Barbra and Bette. He’s got 6 Emmy Awards, and he’s coming to the Rose Room for “An Intimate Evening with Bruce Vilanch”. Thursday, March 28 at 8p and 11p. The funniest man in Hollywood tells stories you won’t want to miss.

VIP tickets include a Meet & Greet with Bruce after the show! Read More