Thursday, December 6, 2012
Mel Brooks Strikes Back
Fans of comedy should bow at the feet of Mel Brooks. Former writer of the legendary Your Show of Shows and the master behind the films Blazing Saddles, The Producers and Young Frankenstein (as well as the Broadway Musical hits they inspired), he's one of a kind.
On December 10th, HBO will premiere Mel Brooks Strikes Back, a one on one interview with Brooks, lead by BBC Creative Director Alan Yentob, taped live before an audience at the Geffen Theater in Westwood, CA. In his own irrepressible style, Brooks discusses his childhood in Brooklyn, his jewish mother's Irish accent and how Gene Wilder agreed to star in Frankenstein if Mel didn't appear in the film. Watch!