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History of the World Part II: Cast Discuss Comedy Legend Mel Brooks
Venerable legend Mel Brooks has been fortunate enough to revisit some of his comedic films late in life, which includes the 2005 remake of The Producers, 2008's Spaceballs: The Animated Series, and now a Hulu TV sequel series in History of the World: Part II, a follow up to the 1981 film Brooks, co-stars, co-writers[...]
History of the World: Part II: Knoxville on Living Comedic Dream
It shouldn't be to anyone's surprise when Hulu announced a follow-up to Mel Brooks' 1981 classic History of the World: Part I into an eight-episode event for Part II that executive producers and stars Nick Kroll, Wanda Sykes, and Ike Barinholtz's inboxes would be flooded by the who's who of comedy Among them is Johnny[...]
History of the World Part II: Cast Discuss Comedy Legend Mel Brooks
It's been 42 years since Mel Brooks' original 1981 classic History of the World, Part I While the 96-year-old comedy legend created fake trailers at the end of the film, a serious sequel was probably furthest from his mind, especially with the bulk of the original primary cast gone, but in 2023, Part II, the[...]
History of the World: Part 2: Hulu Releases Teaser to Brooks Sequel
What started originally as a joke for the film's naming convention, writer, director, and star Mel Brooks has found its unlikely sequel in the form of History of the World: Part II, a four-night event on Hulu with an all-new cast with more time periods featured…since the bulk of the original cast has passed[...]
History Of The World Part 2 Set Up At Hulu, Mel Brooks Involved
History of the World Part 2 will be a variety series set up at Hulu with Mel Brooks writing and producing, according to Variety Brooks will be a writer and executive producer on the series along with Nick Kroll, Wanda Sykes, Ike Barinholtz, David Stassen, and Kevin Salter Hulu has committed to eight episodes, and[...]
Blazing Saddles Added with "Proper Social Disclaimer" from HBO Max
The same just happened for the Mel Brooks' film Blazing Saddles (1974) The iconic comedy classic stood out not only for its humor, but its social messages within "The intro was added to ensure that the film was put into the proper social context," an HBO Max spokeswoman told The Hollywood Reporter TCM host and[...]
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Aside from Lewis, you had Mel Brooks and Woody Allen who were doing similar things with their movies The Nutty Professor was a hit — but fans liked it for reasons Lewis didn't intend for People adored the Love character After all, he was what men wanted to be and women wanted to be with[...]
Mel Brooks Dares Hollywood To Remake Blazing Saddles
Mel Brooks made some interesting comments on his YouTube podcast, Diversity & Movies, yesterday. The legendary director said that political correctness would prevent a movie like Blazing Saddles from being made today. "It's OK not to hurt the feelings of various tribes and groups," said Brooks, encouraging viewers to donate money to his Patreon "However, it's not[...]
Mel Brooks In Talks With MGM For Spaceballs 2: The Search For More Money
If there's one thing that's truer now in this world than it was even in 1987, when the original Spaceballs hit theaters, it's this: we're surrounded by ***holes. So, perhaps, it's fitting that MGM is in talks with Mel Brooks to finally bring the long-awaited sequel, Spaceballs 2: The Search For More Money, to theaters And[...]
Mel Brooks Remembers His Friend Gene Wilder
With the recent passing of Gene Wilder, it was only appropriate that Mel Brooks was on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon talking about his long time friend and cohort Together they made arguably three of the funniest movies of the seventies if not of all time: The Producers, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein Here[...]
Sony Releases Official Trailer For Hotel Transylvania 2
The film stars the voices of Adam Sandler (Dracula), Andy Samberg (Johnny), Selena Gomez (Mavis), Kevin James (Frank), Fran Drescher (Eunice), Steve Buscemi (Wayne), Molly Shannon (Wanda), David Spade (Griffin), Keegan-Michael Key (Murray), and Mel Brooks (Vlad). The Drac pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania 2! Everything seems[...]
Learning To Fly With Adam Sandler – Hotel Transylvania 2 Trailer
Sony Pictures Animation has released the first trailer for Hotel Transylvania 2. The sequel sees Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, David Spade, Keegan-Michael Key and Mel Brooks. The Drac pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania 2! Everything seems to be changing for the better at[...]
Mel Brooks Performs Live For An HBO Special
Mel Brooks is responsible for some of the best comedic moments to ever hit film… classics like The Producers, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Space Balls as well as co-creating Get Smart The truth is his list of credits goes on and on He even begets talent as his son Max Brooks has quite the career[...]
Max Brooks To Do Nationwide Radio Tour For Free Extinction Parade Comic
Max Brooks, writer of World War Z and son of comic genius Mel Brooks is doing a radio tour of the country to promote that free copies of his series Extinction Parade #1 will be given away at comic shops during Halloween Comic Fest on Saturday October 25th He will be urging listeners to go[...]