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Moichandising! Where the real money from the movie is made.

My Favorite Color is Camo.  Five words that send a self-depreciating, humorous message about the speaker, his lifestyle, his worldview, and possibly whether he might end up a… 526 more words


Tampa Theatre Summer Classic: Blazing Saddles

It’s the 40th anniversary of “Blazing Saddles”, Mel Brooks’ ground-breaking send-up of the Western movie genre.

From the casting of Alex Karras as Mongo-and his one-punch showstopper, to Harvey Korman tearing it up as Hedley Lamarr, Blazing Saddles was a perfect movie for the times. 34 more words


"Poking a Dead Frog: Conversations with Today's Top Comedy Writers", Mike Sacks

Mike Sacks picks the minds of an amazing array of writers in his latest book, “Poking a Dead Frog: Conversations with Today’s Top Comedy Writers.” The book’s marketing material name-drops those who would most likely help to sell this book; such names include Amy Poehler and Patton Oswalt. 438 more words

Comedy Writers

Comedy v. Tragedy, Round 1

Mel Brooks said, “Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die.” Mad Magazine proposed a similar definition when it said (paraphrasing from memory): Humor is something funny that happens to someone that if it happened to you it wouldn’t be funny. 196 more words

Writing Humor

Mel Brooks Recalls His First Mention in Variety in 1952

Even the “2000 Year Old Man” had to start somewhere. Back in 1952, 26 year-old Mel Brooks was just another struggling comedy writer, penning sketches for a revue — albeit one backed by names like Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante and Eddie Cantor. 536 more words



Director of Photography: Woody Omens

Director: Mel Brooks

Perfect Shots

A Different Kind of Love Story

As a recovering romantic comedy addict, I am obsessed with “meet cutes”. The meet cute is the way that your leading man and leading lady meet in the movie. 977 more words