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Tag: Mel Brooks
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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,...
July 10, 2013 | 11:57 am
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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...
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July 5, 2010 | 1:01 pm
If I hadn’t seen the word plastered on a billboard on La Brea Avenue, I would never have remotely considered using it in print myself. But there it is, in a five-foot font, just a few miles from the West Hollywood club where Lenny Bruce was arrested for saying it in 1963. Soon,...
December 3, 2008 | 2:27 am
How to be a Jewish Son—or—My Son the Success!
The David Susskind Show 1970
Season 12 : Ep. 7 |1:36:46 |
with Mel Brooks, David Steinberg, George Segal, Stan Herman, Dan Greenburg and Larry Goldberg.
October 1, 2008 | 2:48 am
Admitted Methodist Barrett Brown reports:
We are approaching the year 5769 of the Hebrew calendar, which is actually pretty awesome insomuch as that it puts us farther in to the future than does the more widespread Gregorian accounting. This is not quite as a cool as being ten...
May 29, 2008 | 6:46 pm
Four-time Emmy winner Harvey Herschel Korman, best known for his over-the-top comedy sketches on The Carol Burnett Show, died of heart failure Friday. He was 81.
From the classic Mel Brooks film “History of the World Part 1”, this scene entitled: “The French Revolution”. Count...
December 4, 1997 | 7:00 pm
Toward the Millennium
The 2000 Year Old Man is alive, well and still doesn't touchfried food
By Diane Arieff Zaga, Arts Editor
Before Carl Reiner invented the "Dick Van Dyke Show" and thetemperamental, toupee-clad Alan Brady, before Mel Brooks was aYiddish-spouting Indian chief...
November 27, 1997 | 7:00 pm
By Michael Aushenker, Community Editor
Comedy maven Mel Brooks with his partner-in-crime, CarlReiner.
"Send in the Jews!" Mel Brooks shouted, throwing the floodgatesopen for the scores of fans who valiantly fought the drizzle lastWednesday evening, Nov. 19, to meet him and his "Your...