Comedy Night With Bruce Vilanch At Tracks, Denver, May 17, Friday

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Six-time Emmy Award Winner Bruce Vilanch performs at the EXDO Event Center, with special guests Chuck Roy and Hippieman
May 5, 2013


BRUCE VILANCH – one of the most sought-after jokesmiths in the entertainment industry – is performing LIVE at the EXDO Event Center as Tracks presents “Gay Comedy Night with Bruce Vilanch” on Friday, May 17th at 8pm (doors open 7pm). Also performing are Denver-based comedians Chuck Roy and Hippieman.

Tickets for this comedy spectacle are only $15 presale ($20 at the door) and all presale ticket holders get to meet Bruce. All ticket purchases include free entry into the Tracks Nightclub.


Known for his eclectic eyewear and collection of unique T-shirts, Bruce Vilanch began as a child model for Lane Bryant, but soon he became an entertainment writer for the Chicago Tribune. Impressed by his review of her cabaret performance in 1970, Bette Midler hired him to punch up her act where he gave birth to Midler’s famed Sophie Tucker jokes. He later moved to Los Angeles where he wrote for variety shows like the original “Donny and Marie” and “The Brady Bunch Hour” (both ABC) and provided material for Richard Pryor, Lily Tomlin and Joan Rivers. He maintained his connection with Midler through the years, working on such projects as the feature “Divine Madness” (1980) and the TV special “Bette Midler–Diva Las Vegas” (HBO, 1997), as well as writing for her short-lived but lively sitcom, “Bette!” (CBS, 2000).

Bruce Vilanch began contributing to Academy Awards telecasts in 1989, collaborating with the likes of Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg and David Letterman, graduating to head writer in 2000. He has roasted celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor and President Clinton. He has also scripted most of the Academy Awards telecasts over the last decade, two of which won Emmys, including the one featuring Billy Crystal’s Hannibal Lecter entrance. Mr. Vilanch has also written for The Tony’s, The Grammy’s, and The Emmy’s, to name few. He also participates and volunteers at almost every charity function, especially those dealing with GLBT issues.


Chuck Roy is “The Bear”, a comedian and host of some of the biggest shows at Comedy Works. Chuck’s TV credits include “Will & Grace,” “3rd Rock from the Sun” and “Last Comic Standing.” This year Chuck co-stars in EUGE!, a new internet radio show starring Eugene Kenny Monday nights at 6pm on Chuck joins this podcast of veteran comedians to quiz an amateur comic about upcoming gigs, joke ideas and PR strategy.


John Novosad, a.k.a. “Hippieman” is a stand-up comedian based out of the Comedy Works in Denver, Colorado. John has performed in clubs, theatres and weird little coffee houses across the country for almost three decades. Yes, there were some day jobs along the way.

John grew up in Boulder, Colorado – which is a damn good place to be from if you’re Hippieman. He made his comedic debut sometime around 1980 at the Blue Note in Boulder. John has toured extensively over the years and continues to do so. He’s also a featured performer at The Comedy Works, sharing the stage with some of the biggest national acts working today.