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Mel Brooks

  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. adaptations
    Mel Brooks Talks Blazing Saddles Musical“Now that Django Unchained has literally used the N-word, I think I’m in the clear.”
  15. vulture reads
    Sunday Long Reads: Seinfeld and TarantinoAnother excuse to stay indoors.
  16. 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.
  17. the vulture transcript
    Mel Brooks on His New Box Set and the 1 Million Great Stories That Come With ItFiguratively speaking.
  18. comedians in cars getting coffee
    Watch Jerry Seinfeld Drive With Mel BrooksIn another episode of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”
  19. failed jokes
    When Funny People Create Bad TVJimmy Fallon: Funny! Jimmy Fallon’s new sitcom? Uh …
  20. The Finally Screenings: I Just Watched Blazing Saddles For the First TimeIn The Finally Screenings, Alden Ford is watching comedy classics that, because he grew up in a cave in Alaska, he’s never seen before. These […]
  21. new cracker jack swing
    10 Landmark Videos of White Comedy RapHow We Got from Rappin’ Rodney to “Lazy Sunday”
  22. late shifting
    Jay Leno Show Was Basically a Less Successful Springtime for HitlerSays the ‘Observer.’ Also, Hitler himself is predictably mad about Jay’s return to late night.
  23. broadwaypocalypse
    It’s Not Alive! ‘Young Frankenstein’ to Close in January TooMel Brooks’s ‘Young Frankenstein’ will play its final performance on January 4.
  24. the take
    Please, Mel Brooks, Skip ‘Blazing Saddles: The Musical’Even with the inevitable kick-line of farting cowboys, how could this be anything but a disappointment?
  25. the take
    ‘Young Frankenstein’ Producer Is Sorry About Those $450 Tickets, But Not So Sorry As to Charge Less“Mel fought me tooth and nail,” insists Robert F.X. Sillerman.
  26. the early word
    ‘Young Frankenstein’: You’ll Never Believe What They’re Calling Megan MullallyThe young woman outside the Paramount Theatre says she’s come to the Seattle preview of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks’s follow-up to his tremendous hit The Producers, because she’s a “bitch.” “And so is Megan Mullally!” she squeals. “From Will & Grace! She’s a bitch, I’m a bitch. We have a connection!” Ms. Mullally’s superfan is among an older and decidedly more guarded crowd — the middle-aged couple sitting next to us came because they got a deal when they bought tickets to Spamalot.
  27. vulture lists
    15 Most Dynamic Duos in Pop Culture HistoryWho are the best buddies of all time — in movies, literature, TV, and music?
  28. quote machine
    Mel Brooks Understands Funny on a Deep, Numerical LevelPlus Peter Jackson, Charlie Sheen, and Prince on the Bible.
  29. the industry
    A Match Made in Noir Heaven: Clive Owen, Frank Miller, Raymond Chandler
  30. the industry
    Mel Brooks Assembles Monster Cast for ‘Young Frankenstein’
  31. the industry
    Today in Auteurs: Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuarón, Rob Schneider
  32. the industry
    Nicole Kidman, Actual Millionaire, Will ‘Marry a Millionaire’