Bruce Vilanch is indisputably one of the most respected and connected comedy writers in Hollywood. Bette Midler claims that "for years I never said a word that Bruce didn't charge me for," while Robin Williams says that "this man cracks my ass -- with laughter." Millions of people have laughed for years at his parodies, jokes, and taunts, unaware of the comic source. The Oscars, Tonys, Grammys, and Emmys are just a few of Vilanch's credits, in addition to his speeches and routines for the likes of celebrities Whoopi Goldberg, Lily Tomlin, Billy Crystal, Rosie O'Donnell, Paul Reiser, Kelsey Grammer, and David Hyde Pierce.
Now, in Bruce!, Vilanch has assembled his funniest and most wicked essays, stories, and gags. Included are chapters titled "Sure Bette," "Swell Mel," and "Andy Williams and Me," along with observations and views on everything from Diana Ross and the Muppets to show tunes and Star Wars. Indeed, Bruce! shows how this regular "Hollywood Square" can be the "perp of some of the funniest, most famous, or notorious moments in recent showbiz history" (Time).
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.75(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)|