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5 Minutes with Rich Leder

This is a chance to learn a bit more about Rich Leder, whose novel, McCall & Company: Workman’s Complication, was published in September 2014 by Laugh Riot Press. 1,089 more words

5 Minutes With: Author Interviews

My Class In Ten Words

Greetings earthlings…

‘Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when I walk into an open sewer and die.’

– Mel Brooks

So I handed in my narrative today. 183 more words

On Being Jewish, Mel Brooks, and The Producers

Let me preface this by saying that I am not a profoundly religious man. Like so many others of my generation, I have some gripes with organized religion as a whole. 870 more words


Day 786: High Anxiety

I’m having a little high anxiety writing this post this morning, because I don’t want to be late for the second day of my group psychotherapy conference. 584 more words

Personal Growth

Rewind- The 1960's The Producers

The Producers (1967)


Director- Mel Brooks

Starring Gene Wilder

Leave it to the legendary Mel Brooks to change my thinking about musicals.  I went from thinking I hated them to realizing I actually don’t hate them all.  103 more words


Hey Kid!

If you’re quiet, you’re not living. You’ve got to be noisy and colorful and lively. — Mel Brooks


20th Century African American Cinema Stereotypes & Donald Bogle: A Series

Part Five:  The Post Blaxploitation Era of Comedy Films

I live in racist America and I’m uneducated, yet a lot of people love me and like what I do, and I can make a living from it.

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