Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Whenever we need some comic relief, and this week we really need it, we go looking for a video clip of Mel Brooks doing anything.
We've posted lots of Mel's humor in the last few years, but mostly together with Carl Reiner as the 2,000 Year Old Man and in reminiscences of Sid Caesar and their comedic collaborations.
But Mel keeps on going and going as a producer and director, and last month put in an appearance on The Jimmy Kimmel Show. We'll share some of his shtick from that show with you in the coming weeks, but today we're posting a clip from his appearance on The Dick Cavett Show back in 1970. Yes, that's 44 years ago.
In this segment, part one of three parts, Mel reminisces about the Oscar that he won and where he keeps it (in his mother's Brooklyn apartment) and his days of stand-up comedy in the Borscht Belt resorts in New York's Catskill mountains.
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