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Comedy Nerds, Your Dream Has Come True

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 10.24.2013 | Comedy

The latest installment of Conan O'Brien's chat show "Serious Jibber Jabber" has hit Team Coco. This one features an eighty minute interview with Mel B...

When Comedy Went to School: The Movie That Celebrates Jewish Humor

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 10.12.2013 | Entertainment
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

Bravo to these beloved clowns and comics who turned life's cabbage into sauerkraut. May all that talent live on forever and continue to spawn more comedy. And may we never lose our laughter or fade out our ability to find the funny in life.

LOOK: Celebs Are All Over The Dodgers

The Huffington Post | Haley Daniels | Posted 07.31.2013 | Los Angeles

The Dodgers are undeniably on a hot streak -- for avid fans, the past two months have been nothing short of magical. The team started off the summer d...

When Comedy Went to School: The Catskills Were a Boot Camp for the Greatest Generation of Comedians

Kristin McCracken | Posted 09.02.2013 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

The Borscht Belt, the Jewish Alps, the Sour Cream Sierras... From the 1940s to the 1960s, the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York (primarily Sullivan and Ulster Counties) were the place to be for the growing Jewish community in the Northeast.

Dark Carnival: Ghost Clown Shot in Dunk Tank

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 08.28.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

The carnies were fixing the Ferris Wheel and passing the time talking about bar fights when one started talking about "Ghost."

Monarchy as a Transgender Experience

Francis Levy | Posted 08.28.2013 | Comedy
Francis Levy

A young woman's experience of monarchy (also known to some as menarche) is one of the most important life development stages of his or her life. He ma...

Why This Cult Favorite Didn't Have A Sequel

Posted 06.26.2013 | Entertainment

The skinny on Rick Moranis: He hasn't appeared onscreen as an actor since "Big Bully" in 1996, and his last feature credit is as a voice actor in the ...

'I'm Not Gonna Die'

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 08.07.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Robert De Niro and Morgan Freeman never worked with Mel Brooks, and the Oscar winners came to a ceremony in his honor to let him k...

Amy Glazer On 'Abigail's Party' And Other Creative Passions

Greg Archer | Posted 07.20.2013 | San Francisco
Greg Archer

photo by Lisa Keating It's hard to walk away from a Mike Leigh production and not appreciate the brilliance in the Brit's wit and ability to make...

Guess Who: This Young Man Almost Missed His Comedic Destiny

Posted 05.22.2013 | Fifty

With more than 60 years in the laughs business, Mel Brooks is a national treasure: He's one of only 14 people who've won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and To...

Mel Brooks and Friends Make a Noise at the Paley

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 07.20.2013 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

On Thursday night, the 9th of May, 2013, as a rainbow descended into Hollywood and a cotton-candy sunset filled the firmament of Beverly Hills, the Paley Center for Media L.A. celebrated a humor deity: the one and only Mel Brooks.

Mel Brooks: Make a Noise: American Master at the 92 Street Y

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.19.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

If this were Dutch Masters instead of American Masters, I'd have a box of cigars, gripes Mel Brooks about the enterprise of including a documentary ab...

World War Z Author Says Movie and Novel Share Title Only

Dennis Miller | Posted 07.09.2013 | Entertainment
Dennis Miller

The upcoming release of World War Z starring Brad Pitt is creating a lot of publicity for its massive budget and the fact that it bears no resemblance to the bestselling novel. The one person least surprised is the book's author, Max Brooks.

Kimmel Grills Turkmenistan Prez On Public FAIL

Posted 05.03.2013 | Comedy

The president of Turkmenistan is in the middle of a PR disaster after publicly falling off a horse. Surprisingly, he agreed to an interview with Jimmy...

WATCH: Mel Brooks Says Adorable Things About His Late Wife

Posted 04.29.2013 | Comedy

Mel Brooks really misses his late wife, Anne Bancroft. In a taping of "SiriusXM's Town Hall with Mel Brooks," the legendary comedy writer, director...

Gone With the Wit

George Heymont | Posted 06.12.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

With The Young and the Restless now in its 40th season, how does one capture the painful distance between the witty and the witless that has come to dominate our celebrity-driven culture? Let me turn to a delicious quote from 1975's Chicago.

When Is Holocaust Humor Acceptable?

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 05.04.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

While we are several generations removed from the Holocaust, there is still new information coming to light about this dark period in European Jewish history. This makes it even more difficult to find humor from such tragedy.

Men and Laughter

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 04.30.2013 | Women
Robin Amos Kahn

If I could find myself in an alternate universe, there would be all the men I love -- and in this alternate universe all these men I love would find me irresistible and they wouldn't be married.

Mel Brooks on Immortality, His Inspiration for The Producers, and the Racial Joke Left Out of Blazing Saddles

Vanity Fair | Posted 04.14.2013 | Entertainment
Vanity Fair

By Mike Sacks, Vanity Fair Although responsible for such comedy classics as Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, and Spaceballs, not to mention 2001'...

Carl Reiner Talks Orgasms, Show Business And What It's Like To Be 90

Pat Gallagher | Posted 04.03.2013 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

If Carl Reiner were a painting, he would be a Picasso. Reiner will leave 'permanent marks on every discipline he entered' -- television and film producer, writer, director and comedian. At 90, this eclectic showman is a true role model for every person who has ever attempted to entertain the masses.

WATCH: What If Mel Brooks Did 'Django'?

Posted 12.26.2012 | Comedy

Quentin Tarantino's latest historical revenge fantasy "Django Unchained" hit theaters on Tuesday, but if you're not quite ready to witness QT's over-t...

How Mel Brooks Got Me Down The Aisle

Darryle Pollack | Posted 02.10.2013 | Fifty
Darryle Pollack

Meeting celebrities is just part of the job when you're a television reporter; so this was a fairly typical day at work when I was in my 20s. I was sent to the Fontainebleau Hotel on Miami Beach to cover a press conference with Sophia Loren, Sylvester Stallone, Henry Winkler and Mel Brooks.

Scotty McCreery's Christmas EPK Exclusive, Plus A Conversation With Danny O'Keefe

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.05.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Back on November 13th, Christmas With Scotty McCreery was the subject of an interview with the young American Idol winner and country music star. As we're getting closer to the holidays, Scotty offered this glimpse into his Christmasness with this exclusive EPK...

Which 'Blazing Saddles' Seen Was Too Racy For Mel Brooks?

Posted 11.28.2012 | Comedy

Mel Brooks' 1974 film "Blazing Saddles" tackled racism in a satirical and absurd way that has had a lasting impression on on the movie business, and i...

WATCH: Mel Brooks Keeps Asking Carl Reiner About His Erection

Posted 11.16.2012 | Comedy

When Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner met in 1950 working on "Your Show of Shows," they very well may have realized that they would still be hanging out 62 ...