iOS app Android app

Young Frankenstein

My Conversation with Mel Brooks

Tavis Smiley | Posted 07.15.2014 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

In a highly successful career of acting, directing and producing, Mel Brooks is part of an elite group of those who have earned a Tony, Emmy, Grammy and Oscar.

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...

'Willy Wonka' Celebrates A Milestone Birthday Today

Posted 06.11.2013 | Celebrity

It seems that "Young Frankenstein" is all grown up! Retired actor, comedian and author Gene Wilder celebrates his 80th birthday today. Best known for ...

How Oscar Lost Its Sense of Humor -- and 20 Comedies Worthy of Best Picture

John Farr | Posted 04.21.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Is this oversight wholly the fault of the Academy? Who else, unless we all agree it's somehow natural or fitting for great comedies to be treated like the second-class citizens of cinema.

Alan Spencer's Bullet In The Face on IFC Is TV at Its Most Inventive

Xaque Gruber | Posted 10.15.2012 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Bullet In The Face stars Eddie Izzard and Eric Roberts as two hilariously vicious rival business owners/crime lords happy to annihilate anyone in their way. And who stands in their way? Everyone.

Intense, Ironic, Iconic: Hahn-Bin Takes Joe's Pub at The Public

Jim Luce | Posted 02.12.2012 | Arts
Jim Luce

Hahn-Bin is the ultimate perfectionist. The theater manager confided to me the musician had arrived ten hours before the concert to prepare -- to get everything just right. And just right it was.

Genre Spoofs: Imitation Is the Best Form of Flattery

George Heymont | Posted 06.11.2011 | Entertainment
George Heymont

No cliché is left behind in this hilarious black-and-white romp, whose cheesy script focuses on a bitter, depressed scientist's search for Geranium-90 in the deepest heart of the Amazon jungle.

Big Brother 12: I, Boobiac!

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Captain Kosher's parting shots last week set off dynamite in Rachel, aka Boobiac, which detonated in Kristen's face the moment Boobiac won HOH a second time, thus demonstrating that she is the Empress Caligulotta.

First Nighter: Thoroughly Entertaining Sutton Foster

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

If you had to pinpoint the leading leading-lady in musicals today, you'd have to say there's no contest: It's Sutton Foster.

Q & A With Mel Brooks by Tom Teicholz

Tom Teicholz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tom Teicholz

[This interview originally appeared in print in The Jewish Journal of Los Angeles in the issue dated Feb 26- March 4, 2010. Go to www.JewishJournal.co...

2,000+ Words for the 2,000 Year Old Man: Mel Brooks Is Saluted by the Academy

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Cloris Leachman aptly put it, "There is much that is serious about Mel Brooks. Inside that rapid-fire humor machine is a man with deep emotions, with a great capacity to care, and to love."

Cindy Adams Wins $10,000 Bet From Harvey Weinstein

NY Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Harvey Weinstein sure bets a lot. From the end of Cindy Adams' column in Monday's NY Post: Nov. 8, 2007, Mel Brooks' "Young Frankenstein" opened. In...

Freakazoid! This Weekday Afternoon Cartoon is Better Than You Remembered.

Alex Remington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alex Remington

Stylistically somewhere between the great superhero parody The Tick and Marx Brothers-style vaudeville, Freakazoid! was absurd, nonsensical, but absolutely hilarious.

Mel Brooks "Young Frankenstein" Receives Cool Reviews

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Is the $20 million stage version of "Young Frankenstein" a monster hit or miss? Most New York critics were decidedly cool to the new Mel Brooks music...

Mel Brooks Faces Broadway Backlash

NY Post | Michael Riedel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

THE knives are out for Mel. On the eve of the first preview of "Young Frankenstein," a growing chorus of theater people, their hearts as black as nig...