Episode #114 – Charo Was Sick: The Bruce Vilanch Story

Joining the guys live, in-studio this week is BRUCE VILANCH, one of the most revered comedy writers in Hollywood! Most know Bruce from his years as one of the “squares” on the Tom Bergeron-hosted Hollywood Squares, but what some of you may not know is he has been the head writer for the Academy Awards since 2000, and was one of the main writers for years before that. The great bits and hilarious adlibs that the hosts have performed at the Oscars, the Emmys, and the Tony Awards? Chances are, Bruce wrote the jokes. Bruce was also a hit on Broadway, starring as Edna Turnblad in the long-running musical Hairspray. His stories could fill a book, and soon will! He is funny and revealing here; wait until you hear the role he played in the penultimate episode of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson!

PLUS: A tribute to the late, great Kevin Meaney.