At 95, the legendary Mel Brooks continues to set the usual for comedy throughout tv, movie, and the stage. Now, for the primary time, this EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) winner shares his story in his personal phrases.“Chuckle-out-loud hilarious and at all times fascinating, from the nice Mel Brooks. What else do you count on from the person who knew Jesus and dated Joan of Arc?” (Billy Crystal)For anybody who loves American comedy, the lengthy wait is over. Listed here are the never-before-told, behind-the-scenes anecdotes and remembrances from a grasp storyteller, filmmaker, and creator of all issues humorous.All About Me! charts Mel Brooks’ meteoric rise from a Despair-era child in Brooklyn to the recipient of the Nationwide Medal of Arts. Whether or not serving in the USA Military in World Warfare II, or throughout his burgeoning profession as a teenage comic within the Catskills, Mel was at all times mining his experiences for materials, at all times in search of the proper joke. His iconic profession started with Sid Caesar’s Your Present of Reveals, the place he was a part of the best writers’ room in historical past, which included Carl Reiner, Neil Simon, and Larry Gelbart. After co-creating each the mega-hit 2000 12 months Outdated Man comedy albums and the basic tv collection Get Good, Brooks’ stellar movie profession took off. He would go on to write down, direct, and star in The Producers, The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, Younger Frankenstein, Silent Film, Excessive Nervousness, and Spaceballs, in addition to produce groundbreaking and eclectic movies together with The Elephant Man, The Fly, and My Favourite 12 months. Brooks then went on to overcome Broadway together with his record-breaking, Tony-winning musical, The Producers.All About Me! provides followers perception into the inspiration behind the concepts for his excellent assortment of boundary-breaking work, and provides particulars concerning the many shut friendships and collaborations Brooks had, together with these with Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Gene Wilder, Madeleine Kahn, Alfred Hitchcock, and the nice love of his life, Anne Bancroft.Crammed with tales of battle, achievement, and camaraderie, listeners will acquire a extra private and deeper understanding of the unimaginable physique of labor behind one of the crucial achieved and beloved entertainers in historical past.
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