Mel Brooks’ The Producers won 11 Tony Awards®, more than any other show in theater history. He is also a 2009 Kennedy Center Honoree.
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Mel Brooks is born in Brooklyn, New York
He acts. He directs. He writes movies and songs. And he makes us laugh!
Mel Brooks is one of the funniest, most versatile fellows ever to grace a movie screen or write a tune. The shows he’s created, like The Producers and TV’s Get Smart series parodies everything from Adolf Hitler—yes, Hitler—to TV detective shows to scary movies. Brooks’s longtime creative partnership with actor Gene Wilder paved the way for some of his most popular comedies including Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein.
Most importantly, Brooks used satire to push comedy a little bit further than anybody had before, sometimes leaving audiences a little bit shocked—but always laughing.