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Affectionate tribute to Bruce Vilanch (1948- ), who writes material for celebrities who make public appearances, from Oscar hosts and award recipients to Presidents. We meet his mom and see... See full summary »

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Affectionate tribute to Bruce Vilanch (1948- ), who writes material for celebrities who make public appearances, from Oscar hosts and award recipients to Presidents. We meet his mom and see photos of his childhood; in Chicago, he writes for the Tribune and then heads West. Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, and Bette Midler talk with him and to the camera about working with Bruce, and we also watch Bruce help others prepare for Liz Taylor's 60th, Bill Clinton's 50th, and an AIDS awards banquet where the hirsute, rotund Vilanch lets his emotions show. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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$19,736 (USA) (17 September 1999)

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$43,155 (USA) (1 October 1999)
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Steven Seagal: Are you sort of rewriting? 'Cause I should get in on that.
Bruce Vilanch: Yeah!
Steven Seagal: Asshole writer that I am.
Bruce Vilanch: Oh, I'm in that guild.
Steven Seagal: Yeah, I'm in that fuckin' guild too.
Bruce Vilanch: Asshole writers of America.
Steven Seagal: The Cocksucker Assholes of America.
Salma Hayek: I'm not. I need you guys here.
Steven Seagal: [to Bruce] Don't forget the cocksuckers.
Bruce Vilanch: Would I forget the cocksucker part? Surely you've heard.
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References Deliverance (1972) See more »

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Get Bruce!
Music by Michael Feinstein
Lyrics by Lindy Robbins
Performed by Ann-Margret
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Funny, inside look at comedy writing
19 September 1999 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

The whole theater laughed at this one. A peek at a comedy writer most people have never heard of. People who are incredible snobs won't like it because, after all, this guy writes jokes for the Oscars and popular entertainers.

I happen to think Bette Middler is incredibly funny ... same for Robin Williams, etc. This guy works for these people and anyone who is not in the entertainment business will probably find it interesting to see how he does it, how he tailors his approach for each client, etc. But the payoff is the humor, watching the clips of his clients preparing material and doing it live.


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