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Mel Brooks Part 2: Sid Caesar and Your Show of Shows
Posted By Bill Newcott On November 30, 2012 @ 10:35 pm In Entertainment | Comments Disabled
I was expecting just eight minutes or so on the phone talking with Mel Brooks about his new DVD/CD/Book Collection “The Incredible Mel Brooks: An Irresistible Collection of Unhinged Comedy.” But as you’ll hear in my You Tube video above, when Mel Brooks wants to talk, you don’t try to stop him (not that I wanted to!).
I had to toil mightily to cut our 45-minute chat down to three short segments. In this part, Mel remembers Sid Caesar, the man who gave him his first big break…and tells why his fellow TV writers-among them Woody Allen, Buck Henry, and Neil Simon-hated him (at first).
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