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Theatrical Thursday

Theatre poster of the week, Young Frankenstein. Music and lyrics by Mel Brooks.

Art And Illustration

Monday Montage

What’s happening, what’s on and what’s interesting this week …

Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, Carl Reiner and other Jewish comics and thinkers discuss the provocative question of whether any topic – including the Holocaust – should be off-limits in comedy. 277 more words

Monday Montage

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler - 04/23/17

“Tragedy is when I cut my finger.  Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer.”   —   Mel Brooks

(I’m pretty sure we’ve had a Mel Brooks quote in the past.   23 more words


Goin' South with Jack Nicholson

There are only a few Western comedies that I like:  I enjoy Mel Brooks Blazzing  Saddles (1987) with Gene Wilder and Cleavon Little and Paleface… 2,382 more words


NEWS: Casting for Young Frankenstein Musical Confirmed

Casting for the West End production of Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein has been announced. The production heads to the Garrick Theatre from the 28th September.  227 more words

Heil Honey, I'm Home! - An Exploration Of The Weirdest Sitcom I've Ever Seen.

It’s not as if comedies based around the Nazis are that unusual. The Producers, Allo Allo, Hogan’s Heroes, the list is endless. Many of them are now considered classics in the history of comedy. 612 more words



It was a quiet year in ’68 when Mel Brooks’ ‘The Producers’ was released.
(Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy were shot, students rioted in Paris, a silent Black Power salute soared at the Mexico City Olympic Games, Russian tanks roared into Prague, starvation in Biafra, Vietnam…..) 353 more words