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  1. Mel Brooks is 92 and still funnier than you; see for yourself at Agua CalienteRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Press-Telegram

    Mel Brooks will perform at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa on Saturday, Sept. 29. In a recent telephone interview, Brooks shared that many years ago, Caesar was performing at a club in Chicago and didn't like how the audiences were responding to his act so he asked Brooks to help him with better material.

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  2. ASU and Alamo Drafthouse take lectures from classrooms to movie theatersRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | State Press

    ... policy. Current showings at the Tempe location range from Neon's new release, " Assassination Nation ," to Mel Brooks' 1987 film, " Spaceballs ." Since its first location opened in 1997, Alamo Drafthouse now has over 30 locations in 10 states , ...

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  3. All Night Long Theater ReviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 16 | The Free Press, Independent News Media

    Genre spoofs are among my favorite type of productions, the paragons being Mel Brooks' parodies, such as his loopy lampooning of the Western in Blazing Saddles . In John O'Keefe's wonderfully wildly witty and wry All Night Long the conventions of 1950s/1960s sitcoms such as The Donna Reed Show are raked over the comedic coals as America's nuclear family is exploded.

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  4. Theater review: 'Invalid' is a production that boils over with...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 13 | Powhatan Today

    'Invalid," an update of MoliA re's 1673 farce that also pays homage to many Mel Brooks films, features Allison Paige Gilman, Andrew Firda, Donna Marie Miller and Jamar Jones. Theater review: 'Invalid' is a production that boils over with scandalous double-entendres and riffs that touch on multiple modern-day references 'Invalid," an update of MoliA re's 1673 farce that also pays homage to many Mel Brooks films, features Allison Paige Gilman, Andrew Firda, Donna Marie Miller and Jamar Jones.

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  5. Aicn's Eloy Reviews "the Nun"Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 8 | Ain't It Cool News

    ... carry around at all times can't dispel. Abel Korzeniowski's divinely bombastic score feels lifted right out of Mel Brooks' DRACULA: DEAD AND LOVING IT. THE NUN is a visually gothic paradise. The tone stays in that realm for the most part, as well. ...

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  6. Will Elon Musk's bullet train to O'Hare go up in smoke?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 7 | Chicago Reader

    ... logo and 20,000 devices dubbed " not-a-flamethrowers ." The flamethrowers, Musk says, were based on a gag from Mel Brooks's Star Wars spoof. "In Spaceballs the Movie, (the Yoda parody character) Yogurt goes through the merchandising section, and ...

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  7. REVIEW: Firehouse Theatre's "Invalid" will fill your prescription for laughterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 4 | Style Weekly

    ... Josh Chenard and dramaturg Jane Mattingly found inspiration in the work of another beloved farcical comedian, Mel Brooks. The Firehouse production alludes to several of Brooks' films, including "Blazing Saddles," "Young Frankenstein" and "History of ...

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  8. Theresa May is a modern-day RasputinRead the original story

    Monday Sep 3 | WAAY

    ... with rhetorical flourishes than to attempt any answers. It's just like that scene in "Blazing Saddles" where Mel Brooks demands "We must do something immediately!" and is met by a chorus of "Harrumph! Harrumph! Harrumph." Once you start looking, you ...

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  9. Theater preview: 'Invalid' director merges Moli re with Mel BrooksRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 25 | Powhatan Today

    ... good time at the theater," Bassin said. "This production blends two of our favorite kings of comedy: MoliA re and Mel Brooks." The play focuses on a penny-pinching hypochondriac, Argan, who wants his daughter AngA lique to marry into a family ...

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  10. 8/18/2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2018 | Digby

    "I-I am going to be a storm-a flame- I need to fight whole armies alone; I have ten hearts; I have a hundred arms; I feel too strong to war with mortals- BRING ME GIANTS!" -Edmond Rostand, from Cyrano de Bergerac [To two members of the KKK, while pretending to capture Bart] Jim: Oh, boys! Lookee what I got heyuh. Bart: Hey, where are the white women at? -from Blazing Saddles; screenplay by Mel Brooks, Norman Steinberg, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor, and Alan Uger To bring in something, such as a fish, by winding up the line on a reel.

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  11. Mel Brooks and Screening of 'Blazing Saddles' Coming to DenverRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2018 | KUAD-FM Windsor

    The legendary comedic-genius Mel Brooks is coming to the Mile High city for a special screening of one of his all-time classics! ' Blazing Saddles ' comes in at #6 on the American Film Institute's 'Funniest Movies of All Time.' It's hard to argue- it's hilarious! On Saturday, October 6, 2018 , you can catch a screening of the movie along with its writer-director-actor  Mel Brooks ! The showing will be at the beautiful Bellco Theatre  in Denver.

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  12. Spaceballs a " and other reasons why the Dolphins offense had its best camp under GaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2018 | Front www.keysnet.com

    The reference, for those of you born in the past 30 years, is from Spaceballs , a Mel Brooks sci-fi spoof in which the villains can reach a dangerous, disorienting ludicrous speed. "I think we have a few different tempos we can play at," Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill said.

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  13. Ryan Tannehill operating at "ludicrous speed" in practiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2018 | MSNBC

    ... to help us more than it has in the past. Change those tempos up." While any quarterback who is conversant in Mel Brooks shows great intelligence and obvious leadership skills, the football application is a valid one. After coach Adam Gase's third ...

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  14. Lively McCabe To Manage Children's Classic Free to Be...You and Me For Stage, Etc.Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2018 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... and the courage to pursue one's dreams. The album featured songs, stories and poems created by artists such as Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Sheldon Harnick, and Shel Silverstein; performed by Ms. Thomas, Mel Brooks, Roberta Flack, Michael Jackson, Harry ...

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  15. Spaceballs a " and other reasons why the Dolphins offense had its best camp under GaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2018 | The Miami Herald

    The reference, for those of you born in the past 30 years, is from Spaceballs , a Mel Brooks sci-fi spoof in which the villains can reach a dangerous, disorienting ludicrous speed. "I think we have a few different tempos we can play at," Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill said.

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  16. The Backlot Project Hosts An Evening with Mel BrooksRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2018 | BroadwayWorld.com

    Join the incomparable Mel Brooks live on stage for an exclusive, inside look at his storied career, and the making of the legendary and groundbreaking movie Blazing Saddles on Saturday, October 6th, 2018 at Bellco Theatre. This outrageous masterpiece, considered one of the top comedy films of all time, will be presented on the big screen followed by a conversation and audience Q&A with Mel Brooks himself.

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  17. Trump campaign asks supporters about Space Force logo, but other space cadets jump inRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2018 | The Wichita Eagle

    ... little inside that skull." New York graphic design studio Other Means created a logo using the lettering from the Mel Brooks parody "Spaceballs," writing: "Is the Trump presidency being written by Mel Brooks? The logo evokes Spaceballs, the Mel ...

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  18. Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman' a politically prescient call to cultural armsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2018 | Daily Herald

    ... 1970s? Parts of "BlacKkKlansman" come dangerously close to the cartoon antics of another well-known race comedy, Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles." But Lee always pulls his movie back to sobering realism, capping this cautionary tale with a frightening ...

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  19. Protecting Favored Groups Is Killing ComedyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 6, 2018 | News Max

    ... is routinely being re-labeled as hate speech. In a recent interview with the UK Telegraph, legendary filmmaker Mel Brooks warned the world that society's "stupidly politically correct" sensibilities will lead to the "death of comedy." Brooks ...

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  20. Alan Ladd Jr. on Greenlighting 'Star Wars' and Reviving a Struggling StudioRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2018 | Hollywood Reporter

    The former Fox film head looks back on the sci-fi hit, offering Mel Brooks free rein and, oh yeah, making George Lucas a billionaire. "I knew it was going to be big right off the bat," Alan Ladd Jr., the former Fox studio head, says of Star Wars ' blockbuster 1977 debut.

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