Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Bruce Vilanch To Host Chelsea Handler At Pittsburgh’s Benedum Center April 4th

Friday, February 9th, 2018

The Pittsburgh Times
Chelsea Handler to entertain in Pittsburgh
By Staff Reports
Posted Feb 8, 2018 at 9:10 AM

PITTSBURGH — Chelsea Handler will perform April 4 at the Benedum Center.

Tickets start at $39 available at and the Box Office at Theater Square for the 7:30 p.m. benefit for the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh, the region’s leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organization. Tickets also can be purchased by calling 412-456-6666.

“An Evening with Chelsea Handler” will be hosted by six-time Emmy winner Bruce Vilanch, who for quite a few years could be found on “Hollywood Squares” to the left of Whoopi Goldberg (“if that’s possible” according to his bio). Read More

Bruce Vilanch: ‘And it just got worse, and worse, and worse’

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

The Hill
Bruce Vilanch: ‘And it just got worse, and worse, and worse’
BY JUDY KURTZ – 11/08/17 06:00 AM EST

He’s a comedy writer but, for Bruce Vilanch, there was nothing funny about Election Day 2016.

As the results came in, Vilanch was working on a project in Los Angeles.

“I was writing, and every now and again, I would shift from my work to go online to see what was going on,” said the “Hollywood Squares” alum.

“At first I went to Facebook and there were all these people saying, ‘This is getting scary,’ ” Vilanch, who supported Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, said. “And I thought ‘gee, you mean she’s not winning?’ ” Read More

Bruce Vilanch Spoke At The Black Cat LGBT Protests Feb 11, 2017

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Bruce Vilanch Spoke At The Black Cat LGBT Protests Feb 11, 2017
FEBRUARY 11 2017 6:35 PM EST


When a rally tonight in Los Angeles honors the Black Cat protest — which preceded Stonewall by two years — it will be a reminder to President Trump and his administration that protest works.

“You put a microphone in front of me, I’m going to talk about Trump,” said Mitch O’Farrell, the Los Angeles city councilman who is helping organize the rally, which begins at 8 p.m. outside the Black Cat Tavern. Read More

Bruce Vilanch Helps Fundraise For 50th Assembly District Campaigner Tori Osborn

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Venice For Change

Lily Tomlin, Hal Sparks and Bruce Vilanch “Come Out” For Torie Osborn

Posted by Marta Evry at Monday, April 09, 2012

Last Thursday, political supporters, comedy fans and lucky activists packed the 600-seat Director’s Guild Auditorium in West Hollywood for a hilarious night of standup fundraising for Torie Osborn’s campaign for the 50th Assembly District.

Headlined by six-time Emmy winner Bruce Vilanch, Hal Sparks (“Queer as Folk“) and Lilly Tomlin, the night got off to a bang with a standing ovation for Torie Osborn.

Torie Osborn

When Ms. Osborn took the podium, supporters sprang to their feet in unison, and gave her a thunderous standing ovation. Read More

Bruce Vilanch Hosts Lexington Fairness

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Gray, Yates honored by Lexington Fairness
By Herald-Leader Staff Report
Posted: 3:35pm on Jun 26, 2011; Modified: 3:36pm on Jun 26, 2011

Mayor Jim Gray was one of the five community leaders honored Friday night by Lexington Fairness, the gay and lesbian advocacy group, for their efforts to promote equality.

Gray, who is openly gay, received the Ernesto Scorsone Political Leadership Award, which is named for the openly gay Fayette circuit judge.

Former Lexington Vice Mayor Isabel Yates received the Ally for Fairness Award, Tim Burcham and Phillip Marcum received the Jennifer Crossen Out for Fairness Award, and Wayne Clayton received the Fairness Leadership Award.
The event, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, was hosted by Emmy Award-winning comedian Bruce Vilanch and featured entertainment by Grammy Award winner Thelma Houston. Read More

NYC Pride Rally Features Bruce Vilanch, Me’Shell Ndegeocello, Billie Myers. and more…

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010


SummerStage Presents: NYC Pride Rally featuring Me’Shell Ndegeocello , Martha Wash, The New York Gay Men’s Chorus, Vickie Shaw, Billie Myers, Bruce Vilanch and More

Saturday June 19, 2010
Rumsey Playfield – Central Park (NYC)

Strength, virtuosity and joyous revelry reflect the diversity of the LGBT community and the lineup of this incredible evening’s entertainment.

One month after the Stonewall Riots of June 27-29, 1969, about 500 people gathered for a “Gay Power” demonstration. That event, the very first New York City Pride Rally, took place in Washington Square Park and was followed by a candlelight vigil in Sheridan Square. Now in its 42nd year, the Heritage of Pride Rally continues that tradition on the last Sunday in June, providing the City’s LGBT Community with a fabulous launch into Pride Week. This year’s rally, the first at SummerStage, will include performances by Me’Shell Ndegéocello, Martha Wash, The Gay Men’s Chorus, Vickie Shaw, and Billie Myers, hosted by writer and comic, Bruce Vilanch. Read More