A former head writer for the Oscars shares what it's really like to write jokes for the most prestigious awards show
But much of what happens behind the curtain - the elements we don't see, like the writing - makes the award show the prestigious and memorable event it is each year.Comedy writer and six-time Emmy award-winner Bruce Vilanch, 67, has written jokes for the Oscars since 1989 and served as head writer for the show from 2000 to 2014.
"Out of the hundreds [of jokes] that we write - really, hundreds - if one or two are used, it's a big deal," he told the books author Mike Sacks.To learn more about the writing process for the Academy Awards, keep scrolling.
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