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I flipped on the tele earlier this week and stumbled upon Mel on the Late Late show with James Corden. Now, the first time I was introduced to James Corden was via Into The Woods… and I was impressed… but damn, this is the way to have Mel Brooks as a guest. Forget the canned […]

Posted: September 26th, 2015 under General, Television.
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Thanks to fan Alan N. for the tip! Alan Yentob (BBC), sat with Mel to discuss his life and films and HBO has picked up the special. It will premiere Monday December 10, 2012 at 9PM ET/PT on HBO. Here’s a link to a blurb from Television Blend: Mel Brooks Strikes Back! Premieres On HBO […]

Posted: December 1st, 2012 under Events, Television.
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Hey fans… if you pre-order your DVD/CD set from Shout! Factory right now you can get a MEL BROOKS SIGNED COPY for the same price as on Amazon. There were only 300 of these boxes signed by Mel Brooks and I know for a fact that there are less than 300 left! As long as […]


A “thank you” shout out to fan Alan for pointing this out… apparently the Shout! factory set The Incredible Mel Brooks: An Irresistible Collection Of Unhinged Comedy is now available for pre-order at Amazon.com. It’s scheduled for release Nov 13th, which will be just in time for the holidays if the date doesn’t slip! The […]


Shout Factory, who makes some great TV show DVD sets, has produced a short documentary on the history of the 2000 Year Old Man.  It’s called “Mel Brooks & Carl Reiner : Excavating the 2000 Year Old Man,” and is set to start airing on PBS at the end of the month/early March. The first […]

Posted: February 18th, 2012 under Interview, Television, TYOM.
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Caesar’s Writers is now available on DVD and is a very welcome addition to the format. I have the Plus8Video/Michael Hirsh Productions VHS cassette sitting alongside my DVDs and now Blu-rays.  This is only one of two VHS tapes I have left in my collection, the other being An Audience with Mel Brooks.  I have […]

Posted: December 16th, 2011 under Carl Reiner, Sid Caesar, Television, Your Show of Shows.
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Apparently the 2010 taping from the Writer’s Bloc event was aired on HBO a few weeks ago (9/9/11). While it’s been edited down to just under an hour, it should give folks a glimpse of the two that they might not have seen in the past, and it’s absolutely wonderful that it’s being shared with […]

Posted: September 27th, 2011 under Dick Cavett, Events, Television.
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Writers Bloc is hosting an event with Mel Brooks who’ll be interviewing author and talk show host Dick Cavett about his book “Talk Show: Confrontations, Pointed Commentary, and Off-Screen Secrets” on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 7:30 pm (Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA). Tickets are available to the general public via ticketweb. For more information […]

Posted: December 2nd, 2010 under Events, Television.
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Carol Sloane sent in this nice story about a visit from Mel in 1958, prior to the release of The Producers. It’s quite amazing and very much Mel! Check it out at Carol’s blog.

Posted: October 26th, 2010 under General, Personal Story, Television, The Producers.
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Mel, along with Robert De Niro, Bruce Springsteen, Grace Bumbry and David Brubreck were recipients of The 2009 Kennedy Center Honors presented on Dec 6th. The Honors represent those that have made life time contributions to the American culture. The event will be broadcast December 29th (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, with […]

Posted: December 21st, 2009 under Carl Reiner, General, Television, The Producers.
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