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  1. 6 Things We Learned During Mel Brooks’s Q&A in London Last NightIn the mood for some Mel Brooks anecdotes?
  2. Mel Brooks Laments Today’s ‘Stupidly Politically Correct’ Comedy Climate“Comedy is the lecherous little elf whispering in the king’s ear, always telling the truth about human behavior.”
  3. Mel Brooks Provides an Update on ‘Spaceballs 2: The Search for More […]Back in early 2015, Mel Brooks revealed that he was interested in making a sequel to his 1987 film Spaceballs in an interview on Adam Carolla’s […]
  4. The Best Comedy Books of 2016 Now what we’ve got here is an embarrassment of riches. There were so many truly funny books released this year, and funny books with […]
  5. Mel Brooks, Ali Wong, and More Are Headed to the 2017 Riot LA Comedy […]Los Angeles’s annual alt comedy festival Riot LA takes place in January, and today the initial lineup of headliners was announced. The festival […]
  6. Andy Samberg Tells Jimmy Kimmel About the Time He Met Mel BrooksHere’s a clip from last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, where Kimmel talks with last year’s Emmys host Andy Samberg about what it was like and his […]
  7. appreciation
    Young Frankenstein to Play in Over 500 TheatersOnly on October 5.
  8. Mel Brooks Destroyed at Radio City Music Hall Last NightMel Brooks won’t sit down. The good people at Radio City Music Hall have set up two chairs on stage, one for the moderator Kevin Salter and one […]
  9. Mel Brooks Looks Back on Meeting Gene Wilder on ‘The Tonight Show’Here’s a clip from last night’s Tonight Show, where Mel Brooks looks back on the very first time he met Gene Wilder backstage at a play, which […]
  10. last night on late night
    Mel Brooks Remembers His ‘Dear Friend’ Gene Wilder on The Tonight Show“He was such a wonderful part of my life.”
  11. deaths
    Celebrities React to the Death of Gene Wilder“He blessed every film we did with his magic,” Mel Brooks said.
  12. casting couch
    Meryl Streep, Zendaya, and Nicole Kidman Will Voice a Chinese Animated FilmIs there such thing as yellowvoice?
  13. Mel Brooks’ Forgotten Pilot ‘Inside Danny Baker’ Mel Brooks may not be best known for his television career, but without it we probably wouldn’t have a Mel Brooks. He began as a writer on […]
  14. hamilton
    Mel Brooks: Hamilton Is the Second-Best MusicalMakes sense.
  15. vulture reading room
    The 12 Best Stories From Judd Apatow’s New BookColbert talks about why he quit The Colbert Report.
  16. Watching Mel Brooks’ Short-Lived Robin Hood Sitcom The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. […]
  17. Mel Brooks Would Do ‘Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money’ If Rick […]There’s been some chatter on the internet since a Reddit post went up yesterday claiming that Mel Brooks revealed on Adam Carolla’s Take a Knee […]
  18. Mel Brooks Remembers Joan Rivers on ‘Conan’Here’s a clip from last night’s Conan, in which guest Mel Brooks looks back on his time working with Joan Rivers on Spaceballs as well as the […]
  19. Mel Brooks Comments on the ‘Questionable Taste’ of Seth MacFarlane“It would be hypocritical of me to take issue with anything in questionable taste, seeing that I invented bad taste in films. I’m sure Seth […]
  20. When Edward R. Murrow Visited Sid Caesar’s PlaceThe Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. […]
  21. old friends
    Watch Mel Brooks Remember Sid Caesar With Conan O’Brien “No Sid Caesar, No Mel Brooks.”
  22. Mel Brooks Talks Sid Caesar with Conan O’Brien Last night, Mel Brooks paid Conan a visit to remember the great Sid Caesar. Above, watch Brooks and O’Brien compare Irish and Jewish funeral […]
  23. Mel Brooks to Appear on Conan O’Brien’s Tribute Episode to Sid CaesarNext week, Conan O’Brien is doing an extended tribute to comedy great Sid Caesar, who passed away Wednesday, and Mel Brooks is set to appear on […]
  24. Mel Brooks and His Wonderful Rejection of SubtletyBack in a time when our primary source of film-watching outside the movie theatre involved a trip to a video store, it was much harder to be a […]
  25. death becomes him
    Watch Mel Brooks Tell Conan How He’d Like to Die, and MoreIn an hour-long interview.
  26. Watch Mel Brooks and Conan O’Brien Have a Long Talk Here’s the latest episode of Conan O’Brien’s longform interview web series, Serious Jibber-Jabber. His guest this time is living comedy legend […]
  27. Woody Allen Says He Has Nothing in Common with Mel Brooks But Is a Bob […]“I love Mel Brooks. And I’ve had wonderful times working with him. But I don’t see any similarities between Mel and myself except, you know, […]
  28. Mel Brooks Receives the AFI Lifetime Achievement AwardThe American Film Institute honored Mel Brooks last night with a lifetime achievement award, and a seemingly-endless slew of his comedy and […]
  29. Watch PBS’s ‘American Masters’ Mel Brooks Documentary Right Now Here’s PBS’s new Mel Brooks documentary, which aired last week. Entitled Mel Brooks: Make a Noise it’s a part of the network’s American […]
  30. Fighting - or at Least Responding to - War and Terrorism with ComedyWelcome to the latest installment of Tragedy Plus Time. Each segment will focus on a particular ‘life crisis’ — sometimes globally […]
  31. last night on late night
    Last Night on Late Night: Julia Louis-Dreyfus Reveals Joe Biden SelfiePlus: Matt Lauer is not a complainer, per Matt Lauer, and more, on our daily late-night roundup.
  32. Watch Judd Apatow Interview Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks Judd Apatow moderated a discussion between Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner in front of a live audience this afternoon, and here’s video of the […]
  33. How the 2,000-Year-Old Man Taught Amy Sherman-Palladino That She Was a Real JewThe Gilmore Girls and Bunheads creator writes of the epiphany that came from discovering an old Mel Brooks album.
  34. adaptations
    Mel Brooks Talks Blazing Saddles Musical“Now that Django Unchained has literally used the N-word, I think I’m in the clear.”
  35. vulture reads
    Sunday Long Reads: Seinfeld and TarantinoAnother excuse to stay indoors.
  36. Enjoy the 1981 Mel Brooks BBC Doc ‘I Thought I Was Taller’ Mel Brooks was the subject of this wildly funny BBC documentary, I Thought I Was Taller, that originally aired in 1981 and has now surfaced on […]
  37. This Week in Podcasts: Mel Brooks’s First Second Podcast, a Very Jen […]The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We’re here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. […]
  38. Mel Brooks and Kristen Schaal Are Delightful on ‘Conan’ Conan had a stacked deck last night with lovely comedy people Mel Brooks and Kristen Schaal stopping by to talk about stuff and be funny while […]
  39. last night on late night
    Last Night on Late Night: Julie Bowen Addressed the Nicki Minaj Dress StealPlus: Kristen Schaal’s wedding involved trained llamas, and more, on our daily late-night roundup.
  40. Mel Brooks Offers Jimmy Kimmel Comedy Writing Advice Living comedy legend Mel Brooks dropped by Jimmy Kimmel Live last night for a delightful interview, in which he offers Jimmy Kimmel his help […]
  41. Mel Brooks Isn’t Afraid to Admit He’s Great“There’s no sense beating around the bush and being modest. I’m one of the best! I didn’t mind tooting my own horn. Shame on me, but that’s the […]
  42. the vulture transcript
    Mel Brooks on His New Box Set and the 1 Million Great Stories That Come With ItFiguratively speaking.
  43. Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: ‘The Mel Brooks Collection’ - 9 Movies for […]Amazon is selling The Mel Brooks Collection, a nine-disc set consisting of most of the director’s movies, for the low price of $25.99, which is […]
  44. Mel Brooks Is Coming to HBO in ‘Mel Brooks Strikes Back!’ Living comedy legend Mel Brooks will be the subject of an hour-long career retrospective, Mel Brooks Strikes Back!, on HBO next month, […]
  45. comedians in cars getting coffee
    Watch Jerry Seinfeld Drive With Mel BrooksIn another episode of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”
  46. failed jokes
    When Funny People Create Bad TVJimmy Fallon: Funny! Jimmy Fallon’s new sitcom? Uh …
  47. Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks Eat Dinner Together Every Night“[Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks] have this nightly dinner that they do at Carl Reiner’s house and they’ve been doing it for some years. They get […]
  48. Which Comedian Had the Greatest Five-Year Span of Films?In the days leading up to the release of Tower Heist, one of the many, many stories I read about Eddie Murphy stated that from roughly […]
  49. Mel Brooks Looks Back on Blazing Saddles’s Near-FailureHere’s Mel Brooks on the near-death of Blazing Saddles in his AV Club interview: “I kept saying to all the other writers, ‘Write anything you […]
  50. The Lost Roles of Richard PryorOne of the most acclaimed and respected stand-up comedians of all time, Richard Pryor shot to fame in the 1970’s and proved to be a charismatic […]
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