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This is a documentary portrait of a Hollywood comedy writer cited by many of entertainment's biggest stars as their comedic "secret weapon." [[Performer~P73531~Bruce Vilanch~brucevilanch]] is a rotund, hirsute New Jersey native who left a job at a Chicago newspaper in the 1970s to become a gag writer for singer and actress [[Performer~P102748~Bette Midler~bettemidler]]. After toiling for several years in the dying genre of television variety shows and celebrity roasts, Vilanch became a staple of awards...more

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