Watching Mel Brooks movies with my woke Gen Z kids
On Mel Brooks’ 95th birthday, a celebration of the man whose humor faced down death and made generations of Jews feel seen
With No. 3 hitting theaters today, an appreciation of the family of dark-haired perennial outsiders, led by Mel Brooks and Adam Sandler
You forever rule
A new documentary looks at ‘the ultimate taboo’
A 1957 successor to MAD Magazine, the other Trump Magazine never quite took off, despite contributions from Mel Brooks, among others
Dave Chappelle is finally hosting ‘Saturday Night Live.’ Here’s a no holds barred list of our choices to host the legendary show for the first time.
Philip Glass, Terry Gross, Morgan Freeman, and many others were fêted at the White House on Thursday at the 2015 National Medal of Arts ceremony
Did you know that the legendary actor, who passed away this week, didn’t think he was all that funny?
FYI: It’s pronounced ‘Fronkensteen’
2,000-year-old writer, director, and producer is still blazing saddles at age 90
Facing protests, Mel Brooks’ ‘The Producers’ reminds us that the art of a good joke is all about context
Mel Brooks’ 1968 film evoked laughs in the face of the obscene. It still does today.
But other than that, the comedy legend is pretty happy in Los Angeles
The late, great comedian’s ‘Your Show of Shows’ tried to pass in postwar, assimilationist America
The groundbreaking performer and TV star had been ill during the past year
The Tattler: Critics focus on the childlike nature of his humor, but there’s always been more than meets the eye to the King of Id
Plus a Norwegian paper publishes a horrendous cartoon