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  • Watch: Mel Brooks talks to Conan about his Jewish roots

    October 22, 2013 | 3:54 pm

    On the latest installment of “Serious Jibber-Jabber,” host Conan O’Brien welcomes Mel Brooks, whom he calls “one of the funniest men on earth.”

    The web series, in which Conan “talks for a long time with interesting people,” is old school in that it is longer than 10 minutes,...

  • Best place to avoid a zombie apocalypse?

    By Ryan E. Smith

    July 2, 2013 | 11:36 am

    Max Brooks, son of the comedian behind “Blazing Saddles” and “The Producers,” is convinced that Jews are uniquely positioned to face a zombie apocalypse. And he’s not joking.

    “Gentiles don’t understand how truly dangerous the world is. Jews do. It’s part of our national culture,”...

  • Mel Brooks’ top 10 Jewy Jewish scenes [VIDEO]

    May 20, 2013 | 10:36 am

    Monday night marks the national premier broadcast of the American Masters installment on Mel Brooks. To mark the occasion, we’ve put together a collection of Brooks’ best Jewish clips.

    What exactly that means is a good question. As with two others recent subjects on the PBS...