Mel Brooks & Woody Allen

Mel Brooks (born Melvin Kaminsky; June 28, 1926) is an American film director, screenwriter, composer, lyricist, comedian, actor and producer. Woody Allen (born Allan Stewart Konigsberg, December 1, 1935) is an award-winning American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, and playwright, whose career spans over half a century. 5.0/5

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99.9% of the time, Jew on Jew violence is a heated debate on Woody Allen vs Mel Brooks.
"He's like... Woody Allen, but this guy... THIS guy's like Mel Brooks."
I know, I'm here for you! Likewise, that's why I'm grateful for people like Woody Allen, Mel Brooks & Omid Djalili being around!
He's a 'type' you've seen in films by Paul Mazursky, Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, etc...
Albert Brooks , Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, Larry David ... get at me , I have a great story about God's exit .
They still can't agree on who is better - Woody Allen or Mel Brooks.
Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Spike Lee, Monty Python, Susan Seidelman -- this Friday and Saturday 11/13-14 at the...
Mel Brooks and Woody Allen don’t seem to be doing a terribly good job of hiding their ethnicity.
Pretty cool how many writers from "Your Show of Shows" are still alive: Carl Reiner, Woody Allen, Neil Simon, Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks > Woody Allen. Always was and always will be.
Mel Brooks, Woody Allen & Mel Tolkin at work as writers for comedy legend Sid Caesar
no…similar director work, like Mel Brooks and Woody Allen do not count.
Stan Freberg was the real Don Draper, with equal parts Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, and Allan Sherman thrown in for good measure. Innovator.
He was so innovative. Equal parts Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, and Allan Sherman.
Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Neil Simon and Carl Reiner wrote for Sid Caesar. Sketch shows are vital for writers.
Mel Brooks and Woody Allen are among those who have paid tribute to veteran US comedian Sid Caesar, who died on Wednesday aged 91.
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They Came Together (2014) was great. It's as of Mel Brooks and Sasha Baron Cohen wrote a script together parodying Woody Allen & Rob Reiner.
Here's some roles in movies that might have been interesting. What do YOU think? (FYI, these were the original considerations for the parts.) John Belushi as Arthur He turned it down because he didn't want to be stereotyped as a person who drinks all the time! Emma Thompson as God (Dogma) Alannis Morrisette got the part and her line was cut! Woody Allen and Mel Brooks as Jerry and God in Oh,God. Too much slapstick and not enough morality. Paul Newman and Jim Carrey as Woody and Buzz Lightyear. I guess the budget couldn't handle two superstars. Will Smith as Superman??? You don't mess with an icon like Supes, says Will. Bette Midler as Annie Wilkes (Misery) Would she have been psychotic enough? Kathy Bates nailed that part.
We saw "The Grand Budapest Hotel" last night and it was a hoot. Shades of Mel Brooks' "The Twelve Chairs" and Woody Allen at his zaniest. And what a cast: Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Adrien Brody, F. Murray Abraham, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Jeff Goldblum and more. All up to snuff. Ralph Fiennes was incredible. Have never seen him funny. Throw in "The Great Escape" and you have a great time.
Fairly proud to say I have never seen nor felt the need to see a single Woody Allen movie. Mel Brooks however, every single one - repeatedly.
Those fabulous Jewish Comedians. You may remember the old Jewish Catskill comics of vaudeville days: Shecky Greene, Red Buttons, Totie Fields, Joey Bishop, Milton Berle, Jan Murray, Danny Kaye, Henny Youngman, Buddy Hackett, Sid Caesar, Groucho Marx, Jackie Mason, Victor Borge, Woody Allen, Joan Rivers, Lenny Bruce, George Burns, Allan Sherman, Jerry Lewis, Peter Sellers, Carl Reiner, Shelley Berman, Gene Wilder, George Jessel, Alan King, Mel Brooks, Phil Silvers, Jack Carter, Rodney Dangerfield, Don Rickles, Jack Benny, Mansel Rubenstein and so many others. And there was not one single swear word in their comedy. Here are a few examples: *I just got back from a pleasure trip. I took my mother-in-law to the airport. *I've been in love with the same woman for 49 years! If my wife ever finds out, she'll kill me! *What are three words a woman never wants to hear when she's making love? "Honey, I'm home!" *Someone stole all my credit cards but I won't be reporting it. The thief spends less than my wife did. * ...
Sharp contrast of the comic styles of Woody Allen and Mel Brooks in Ben B's Bullets Over Broadway review.
Have seen and enjoyed two terrific new musicals in the past two nights: VIOLET and Bullets Over Broadway. Two vastly different shows with vastly different aims. VIOLET is novelistic, with complex, challenging characters, an intricate and atmospheric score that blends bluegrass and gospel, and a perfect cast. (Joshua Henry continues to dazzle with star presence, acting chops and a voice that combines velvet and thunder. In the title role, Sutton Foster gets to shed her usual gloss and perkiness for a deeply damaged yet resilient soul in search of a miracle. The onstage band and ensemble of singer-actors provide a non-stop playlist of soulful sounds. The writing is ambitious and lyrical and always theatrical. And you get to enjoy Annie Golden in two roles, each is memorable. Meanwhile, a few blocks away, Bullets Over Broadway is a good old-fashioned song-and-dance show blessed with a really funny book (I personally prefer Woody Allen style of humor to Mel Brooks) and a score comprised of excellent 1920s son ...
i think everyone at this music conference is a Mel Brooks or Woody Allen looking jew, including myself.
I don't watch horror movies myself too scary for me at night If it makes me laugh out loud instead of screaming out loud I'd watch it I'd see Gene Wilder create his Frankenstein under Mel Brooks' direction wouldn't Boris Karloff laugh out loud seeing Peter Boyle dance to Irving Berlin onstage I'd see Woody Allen attempt to turn Dracula into a romantic comedy if only he'd fend off Bela Lugosi with his glasses before he gets the bite If I saw a movie like that I'd laugh instead of scream I'd not feel scary but laugh at a movie monster turning a horror movie into a comedy I'd allow Woody Allen or Mel Brooks to write the script
Iconic comedian and television star Sid Caesar passed away earlier this week. Caesar is probably known by people today more for the writing staff he assembled on Your Show of Shows — Woody Allen, Neil Simon, Mel Brooks, and Larry Gelbart — than for the program itself, which is both kind of a...
Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner & Neil Simon are still alive, I'm sure they'll be attending Sid's Funeral. I am not sure about Woody Allen
Sid Caesar, who pioneered TV sketch comedy during the 1950s as the star and creative force of "Your Show of Shows," a launch pad for the likes of Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Woody Allen and an inspiration to generations of comedians, died on Wednesday February12,2014 . He was 91.He was a very funny man, I guess no lowering flags for another great American.
Sid Caesar RIP. The coach in Grease to most people. His writing room had Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, Carl Reiner, Neil Simon and Larry Gelbart in it just for starters. Where I always wanted to work.
Writers who worked for Sid Caesar include: Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, Woody Allen, Larry Gelbart, Carl Reiner and more. A comic genius, RIP.
Here's an interesting fact I learned reading the obits for Sid Caesar. Apparently he had some anger-management issues, and saw various shrinks, who may not have been wholly successful. Once, when he was horseback riding with his wife, Mrs. Caesar was thrown from her horse. Sid, it is said, went up and punched the animal in the face, knocking it out. True or not, the story was good enough for Mel Brooks to include in Blazing Saddles. And I suppose it's worth saying this just one more time: Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Larry Gelbart, Carl Reiner, Neil Simon--name another comedy show with a writing staff to match YOUR SHOW OF SHOWS. Among Sid's ardent fans were Albert Einstein and Alfred Hitchcock. RIP.
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Sid Caesar, the TV comedy pioneer whose rubber-faced expressions and mimicry built on the work of his dazzling team of writers that included Woody Allen and Mel Brooks, died Wednesday. He was 91. Family ...
Sad, but true, that passings often come in threes. Three veteran performers left us in so many days. Shirley Temple died earlier this week, and a lot of the news deservedly focused on her. She had a great film career and became a great ambassador to our nation after she left the Big Screen. Wednesday marked the passing of TV variety pioneer Sid Caesar, a hot property in the 1950s with "Your Show of Shows", a sketch comedy variety show that aired live from New York on Saturday nights in the early 50s. Sounds familiar? Yes, the structure of "Your Show of Shows" came into play with the birth of SNL in 1975. It also gave us Imogene Coca (later Aunt Edna in "National Lampoon's Vacation"), Woody Allen, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris and Mel Brooks. We heard Thursday about the death of Ralph Waite, who played the patriarch on "The Waltons," a long-running show few thought would survive more than a month when it debuted in 1972. He most recently had a recurring role on "NCIS.
RIP Sid Caesar. I cannot think of another man that shaped TV comedy as we know it today. Show of Shows was a LIVE 90 minute weekly variety show during the birth of television. Groundbreaking stuff with writers Neil Simon, Mel Brooks, Larry Gelbart and Woody Allen.
Sid Caesar, Pioneer of Television Comedy, Is Dead at 91 A list of Mr. Caesar’s writers over the years reads like a comedy all-star team -- Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, Neil Simon, Carl Reiner, Larry Gelbart ... -- New York Times
Being among the more senior of my f/bk friends, I wanted you to know what a huge loss we had yesterday with the passing of Sid Caesar. His Show of Shows is a must for your viewing hilarity. Some of his writers were Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Woody Allen. Used to watch his show when as a girl. So funny
Carl Reiner's statement about the great sid ceasar “From my vantage point, which was sometimes no further than an inch from his face, and one time nose on nose, he was inarguably the greatest pantomimist, monologist and single sketch comedian who ever worked in television. His ability to mimic foreign languages in double talk was extraordinary. He could make you believe you were actually listening to a man speaking German, French, Italian, Russian, Chinese or Japanese. He was a great flame who all the comedy moths wanted to be around, moths like Mel Brooks, Mel Tolkin, Lucille Kallen, Neil Simon, Larry Gelbart,, Joe Stein, Tony Webster, and in Sid’s last year on television, Woody Allen.”
Sid Caesar died yesterday. This is the second of my childhood idols to pass on this year, and its only mid-February. First Pete Seeger, now Sid. I wish those of you born after 1950, could have seen Your Show of Shows (1950-54) or the Caesar's Hour (1957-). Sid was a comic genius and he teamed up with Imagine Coca to provide Americans hilarious sketches of ordinary life. Writers for the program included the likes of Neil Simon, Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, Larry Gelbart, and Danny Simon. I will miss him.the world just doesn't seem as funny as it once was!
Wow, so many dead people lately. Sid Caesar was old and ready to go, so no tragedy. The real tragedy is how many people who have no idea who he is. For some perspective- he had a show where the writer's room was filled with these young unknowns - Neil Simon, Danny Simon, Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks. He then did a bunch of TV specials utilizing the talents of a young Woody Allen. He was the boss of the crucible of American 20th Century comedy. And each one of these future giants were cowed by his talent. Can you imagine Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner being in awe of anyone? This guy was of a breed we'll never see again. Happy trails, Sid. In the meantime...who next? Rupert Murdoch? Please? C'man.
A fond farewell to Sid Caesar. Thanks for making television comedy a true art form, and for giving us Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Imogene Coca, Neil Simon, Larry Gelbart, Woody Allen...and a lot of laughs.
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Interesting Fact: Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner & Neil Simon all began their careers writing for the late Sid Caesar's "Your Show of Shows" in the early 1950s.
Sid Caesar, a King of Comedy, Dies at 91 say Caesar caused a sensation on TV is to understate the case. For eight years, beginning in 1950, he delighted America each week with a crazy salad of skits, pantomime and gentle satire. Your Show of Shows, which Caesar helped script, produced such stellar comedy writers as Larry Gelbart, Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Woody Allen and Neil Simon and also made a star out of his madcap sidekick, the incomparable Imogene Coca.
Mel Brooks and Woody Allen, of course, each wrote for Sid Caesar. Brooks was part of "Your Show of Shows" and remains entwined in memory with Caesar and Carl Reiner (who at 90 just appeared in "Two...
Sid Caesar, A Comic Genius He was also responsible for bringing together one of the finest “comedic” ensemble casts during the run of the show – Imogene Coca, Howard Morris, Louis Nye, and Carl Reiner. They wrote the playbook for television sketch comedy, breaking new ground as television was finding its footing in those early days, paving the way for future shows in the genre – Carol Burnett, Laugh-In, and Saturday Night Live. In addition, many writers got their first break writing for Caesar – Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, Woody Allen, Michael Stewart, Mel Tolkin, and Larry Gelbart. It was a gathering of comedic genius, at the start of their careers, assembled to write the show... - See more at:
Thanks for the memories, Mr. Caesar. And for Neil Simon, Woody Allen, Mel Brooks. Larry Gelbart and Carl Reiner. You gave me my first laughs.
Farewell Sid Caesar An amazing comedian, loved by Alfred Hitchcock, Albert Einstein, and the better part of the United States in the 1950s, died on February 12, 2014. With the influence which led to Saturday Night Live, MASH, and All in the Family, Alfred Hitchcock referred to him as the funniest comedian since Charlie Chaplin. Sid Caesar changed the world of comedy on the small screen, introducing the new style which led to the introduction of other stars like Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, and Carl Reiner. Click here to read the full tribute:
Aw, Sid Caesar! I remember watching Your Show of Shows as a kid. He and Imogene Coca were wonderful! Without them we wouldn't have Saturday Night Live! Carl Reiner, Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Ernie Kovacs - what wonderful, smart, funny people! Time goes on within you and without you!
RIP Sid Caesar... ...but the strain of acting in live comedy programs every week for nearly 10 years and a long addiction to alcohol and barbiturates nearly destroyed him. A mercurial genius, he by turns supervised, inspired and physically threatened a team of actors and writers of nearly unparalleled comic talent, including Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, Woody Allen, Carl Reiner and Larry Gelbart. They were credited with pioneering a freewheeling comic approach later imitated by such sketch programs as “Saturday Night Live,” “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” and “The Carol Burnett Show.” “What Marlon Brando was to dramatic acting, Sid Caesar was to comedy,” Time magazine critic Richard Corliss wrote. Caesar’s cast and crew, Corliss added, summoned a “wit, drive, sophistication and narrative shapeliness that put to shame all that came after.” A hulking man (6-foot-1, more than 200 pounds), he had the stamina for the job but also an unpredictable temper and excessive eating and drinking habits. ...
Scott & Audra: Comedy has lost an icon. Sid Caesar has died at age 91. Without Sid Caesar, there might not have been a Carl Reiner, or Mel Brooks, or Woody Allen. All either appeared on or wrote for the 1950s variety series "Your Show of Shows."
I never knew before yesterday who used to write for Sid Caesar. Neil Simon, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Larry Gelbart and later Woody Allen. I'd never have gotten any work done with that crew in my office. RIP Sid.
Woody Allen/Sid Caesar: Would news outlets please stop giving Woody Allen's name at the top of the list of writers of Sid Caesar's shows unless they first name Mel Tolkin, Mel Brooks, Larry Gelbart, the Simons and others. Allen worked for Caesar one year. Those gems on TV writer's Mount Rushmore spent years helping to craft those brilliant sketches. Allen came in on the last year.
A popular local radio show insists that celebrity deaths occur in trifectas that is 3 at a time. In the past week or so we have lost Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Shirley Temple, and comic genius Sid Caesar. Caesar gave a start to Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, and Woody Allen. His show was the basis of the old *** Van Dycke show
He was a true comedic genius -- Sid Caesar! Those who remember "Your Show of Shows," remembers Uncle Goopy, the general who turned out to be Fifth Avenue doorman; parodies of "The King and I" and "From Here to Eternity" giving Neil Simon, Emogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Woody Allen, Larry Gelbart and Mel Brooks their start. True pioneer of television and funny, funny as ***
How great was Sid Caesar? His writers were in awe of him and they were Larry Gelbart, Woody Allen, Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks and Neil Simon.
If it wasn't for Sid would have never heard of Mel Brooks...Neil Simon...Carl Reiner...Larry Gelbart or Woody Allen.that's how influential Sid was. He invented observational comedy...a genius.RIP Sid.
No. 2..(usually in three's.first Shirley Temple)...Sid Caesar. How would you have liked to be in the room where he, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Neil Simon, Larry Gelbert, Woody Allen, et al did their writing as a team?.What a trip...!! (If you count Phillip Seymour Hoffman...that makes three..Temple and Caesar the old stars club...).
Dear Friends, Recently I was diagnosed with a bone marrow disorder , where I produce too many red blood cells. It is called Polycythemia Vera. Today I am having a procedure, a phlebotomy, in which they will take a quart of my blood. This procedure will help thin my blood and hopefully I will feel more like myself. Like all good biblical scholars, I had a dream: Mel Brooks, a musical based on Woody Allen's The 12 Chairs, 12 old men with bed pans... And me-- Mel Brooks said to me, I. The dream... " better a Phlebotomy than a lobotomy. Don't loose your sense of humor And as Eric Idle reminds us: Always look on the Bright Side of Life--- Love to all
Mel Brooks, Lionel Blair, the slapper out of Birds of Feather, Woody Allen, Columbo, Paul Bellas, Dean Skinner, Leighton Mitchell, Jordan Smith, Saleem Layne, Chris Palmer, Bradley Harris your girls had a lesson today and don't give me the injury excuses.
The ultimate dinner would be attended by Betty White, Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Carol Burnett, William H. Cosby, Jr. (Bill Cosby), John Cleese, Eric Idle, Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, Robin Williams, John Goodman, and Kermit the Frog (58). It would be hosted by Jon Stewart. There would be portraits of George Carlin and Lucille Ball on the wall. Stephen Fry would be the wine sommelier. Steve Carrell, Jim Carrey, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell and Conan O'Brien would serve the meal. Aziz Ansari and Jonah Hill would park cars. Woody Allen sends his regrets. Did I forget anyone?
My comedic influences include Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Tina Fey, Richard Pryor, Jerry Seinfeld, and alcohol. Lots of it.
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A9. I wonder what a collaboration between Mel Brooks and Woody Allen would be like...
Man, Mel Brooks and Woody Allen just did not like Victor Herbert, did they?
Have to say, is up there with Mel Brooks, John Cleese and Woody Allen in the pantheon of comedy writers.
Lovely film. You know Benjy is loosely based on Mel Brooks & Woody Allen when they wrote for Sid Caesar?
We should all be able to laugh at ourselves and our cultures in the way that Mel Brooks and Woody Allen do. People take themselves WAY too seriously these days. Oy vey!
I am inarguably the Woody Allen and Mel Brooks of interactivity.
Always thought my dad was 1 of the 3 funniest people in the world...him, Woody Allen and Mel Brooks! He was a bit odd...the only St Louis Cardinal fan I'd EVER met (till recently)...and he LOVED Stan Musial...needed no internet to tell you how many doubles and triples Stan The Man hit in, say, 1951 and 1953. He travelled to work with his good friend, a black man who'd come by each morning...and we had no idea how unusual that was. And, of course, he hit ENDLESS fly balls to me during our endless summers, seemingly endless times, together. And I got him (I say proudly) to eventually hate the war in Vietnam. Hard to believe he's been gone for 15 years, though, if he had to die, he's probably chuckling to be missing our current awful softball season!
My dad introduced me to Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, Sid Cesar Carl Reiner, the Marx Brothers, Bob Hope, Ernie Kovacs,Charlie Chaplin, Three Stooges,George Carlin, Eobert Klein, Jack Benny, Warner Brothers cartoons,Rocky and Bullwinkle etc. It was his way of bonding with me. Humor and being funny. Not fishing, not hunting, but laughing.
Antrim Players Romp In Neil Simon's Laughter On The 23rd Floor It's Hilarious by George J. Dacre With all the action set in the writer's room at NBC at 30 Rockefeller Plaza "Laughter" is a great recounting by Simon of the infancy days of television and the involvement and the lifestyles of the comedy writers who gathered together weekly to turn out the jokes, spins and skits that went into the writing of a one and one half hour comedy show. The talents involved played off world events, current trends, presidents and politicians and happenings and stuff out of the blue that they thought America's millions would laugh at as they watched such shows as "Your Show Of Shows" starring Sid Caesar. Simon and such greats as Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Woody Allen, among others worked in that room. Director Joe DeSpirito has assembled an excellent collection of crazies and moves them with skill to keep the pace up and the laughter coming a mile a minute. Joe Miceli as Lucas Brickman is as close as I can see to being ...
still remember the magnificent day of my childhood when my parents finally explained to me where Jewish American comedy came from: It was either from Mel Brooks or Woody Allen. Maybe this not-entirely-true but not-entirely-false equivalent was due to their own narrow-ish frame of reference, or maybe just because our local video store in Omaha didn’t have any Marx Brothers movies. But these two were held up to me as pretty much it. The twin tent poles of laughter. Woody, my parents explained, was the cerebral yin to Brooks’ gauche, extroverted yang—or, to put in terms they both might appreciate, the Kultur-mad yekke superego (Jung, Jung, Jung) to Brooks’ coarser, Borscht-Belt id (boobies, boobies, boobies). Obviously, you could enjoy both and accord them each their proper place in the pantheon of influence, but like Quentin Tarantino wrote, you’re either an Elvis person or a Beatles person. Sooner or later you have to come down on the side of one or the other. As a child, I vastly preferred Brook ...
The worst thing a director can do is think of himself/herself as a celebrity. Look at what happened to M. Night Shyamalan. I also think the early movies of Mel Brooks (Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein) were his best, before he decided to star in them. I even find the cameos that Tarantino or Scorsese do in their movies very distracting. Unless you're Eastwood or Woody Allen, you should think of yourself solely as a craftsman. Your job is BEHIND the camera.
Marathon Man, Little Big Man, anything by Mel Brooks, anything by Woody Allen, The Exorcist. Saw them all in the theatre.
I assume because your sense of humor reminds me of a new age Woody Allen, Mel Brooks-y type. :]
My biggest fear as a comeian: did I just make that up or was it Woody Allen, Mel Brooks or Carl Reiner?
Oh God (1977) starred George Burns and John Denver, but Larry Gelbart wrote the script with Mel Brooks and Woody Allen in mind.
Mel Brooks was playing mother Teresa while Woody Allen nailed him to a cross as he sang Springtime for Stalin.
February 25 history HIGHLIGHTS: • 1950 - The TV comedy "Your Show of Shows," hosted by Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca, premieres, eventually helping launch the careers of Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, Woody Allen and others. • 1964 - 22-year-old Cassius Clay stuns the odds-makers by dethroning world heavyweight boxing champ Sonny Liston in a seventh-round technical knockout. • 1986 - President Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines flees the nation after 20 years of rule. Corazon Aquino becomes the first Filipino woman president.
Trivia question – Who are your favourite comedians or comic actors? I love comedies. I always find them extremely entertaining. They often have very touching moments, can involve some solid plot lines ( not always – some comedies present really dumb plot lines), have certain twists and often provide moral statements and provide food for thought in odd logical manner and best of all, they make you laugh – a very precious stress relief in a too often serious world. There are certain guys that when I see a video, DVD, blue ray etc., I have to spend a certain amount of time pondering whether I want to purchase it even if I haven’t heard of the film. Here’s my list of comedians or actors that always catch my attention. Probably in this order - Woody Allen, Steve Martin, Richard Pryor, Chris Rock, Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, John Candy and in some of his movies – Peter Sellers , Mel Brooks and Mel Gibson Honorary mention – Owen Wilson. I should mention some older guys who I love and always find a .. ...
The Picture Show at Bay Street kickoffs off March with a Woody Allen weekend followed by Mel Brooks, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, and Hitchcock weekends.
Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, Spike Lee, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Alfred Hitchcock, Norman Jewison, Roman Polanski & Tim Burton. My Favorite Filmmakers of all-time. And One day if i'm lucky I can join these amazing Directors. And Maybe one day a Young Director will put me on their list of favorite filmmakers.
Watching St. Elmo's fire and they've mentioned Woody Allen and Mel Brooks ♥
Think of some of the greatest comedians you can and try to realize that they not only pushed the limits of acceptability, but made a regular point of completely obliterating those limits. Bill Hicks, George Carlin, Sarah Silverman, Richard Pryor, Lenny Bruce, Eddie Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Martin, Robin Williams, Maria Bamford, Louis C.K., Eddie Izzard, Ellen DeGeneres, Jon Stewart, Dennis Miller, Margaret Cho, Mel Brooks, Sandra Bernhard, Jim Carrey, Wanda Sykes, Lewis Black, Janeane Garofalo, Dave Chappelle, Roseanne Barr, Bernie Mac, Paula Poundstone, Jerry Seinfeld, Gilbert Gottfried, Chris Rock, Woody Allen, Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais…the list goes on and on. Imagine how much laughter we’d be without if those comedians were forced, by an overly sensitive society, to be politically correct in order to not offend anyone’s delicate sensibilities.
Well, I think the DeMille award has officially become a place for drawn-out, semi-drunken, incomprehensible rants that reveal the isolated egos inhabiting a sheltered wonderland from the rest of the world. At first embarassing, now sort of entertaining and enlightening, I look forward to whoever next follows this new tradition of public lunacy enabled by Barbra Streisand, Al Pacino, Warren Beatty, Robert DeNiro and the young Ms. Foster. Would love to see a Bette Davis hologram next year. And btw, Foster is the youngest recipient of the DeMille ever. I saw, in her tribute clips, no more than two great films (Taxi Driver & Silence of the Lambs). Does the HFPA not realize that we still have with us Mickey Rooney, Joan Fontaine, Max Von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Gena Rowlands, Ellen Burstyn, Gene Wilder, Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach, Catherine Deneuve, Albert Finney, Christopher Plummer, Woody Allen, Julie Andrews, Mel Brooks, Michael Caine, Julie Christie, Debbie Reynolds, Maggie Smith, Diane Keaton, Steve Martin, K ...
She'll totally get Mel Brooks and Woody Allen movies way sooner than her peers. Could make her a film/comedy genius.
Check out this review . . . "Whelan is clever. Woody Allen clever. Mel Brooks clever. Anyone can write a serious story, but it takes brains and imagination to write something that makes me envious." High praise in the latest 5-star review of SPACE ORVILLE from the incomparable Wayne Zurl Like · · 9 hours ago Jeff Whelan Profile For Wayne Zurl: Reviews
SPACE ORVILLE has a new convert! gives 5 stars to our hero. "Woody Allen clever. Mel Brooks clever."
I want a Woody Allen box set like the Steve Martin and Mel Brooks ones, and I want it to be made by
Nov 20...Day 20: Today I am thankful for laughter. Woody Allen said "I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out my nose". I don't know that a day goes by that I don't laugh at something! Sadly I've met a couple of people whom I've never seen laugh. How can that be?? I love to be around someone who has a contagious laughter.someone who makes something funny even funnier due to their laughter. How many times have I laughed so sound actually comes out...only tears down my cheeks and my mouth open wide! And we can't forget those places where laughter is taboo.funerals, church...why is everything funnier at those times?? I love my friends who make me laugh...Lisa B, Marilyn and Cindy are three who come to mind immediately. I love funny movies...Mel Brooks is the king! Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles...OMG, I think I know every line of his movies! And I could watch them over and over...and I HAVE! It's sad to me to lose some of the funniest people ever known...Gilda Radner, ...
Woody Allen, Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld, Marx Brothers, Mel Brooks etc. All, as far as I know not scousers
Received a message just now from someone saying they didn't realize I was antisemitic. And with all my Jewish jokes today I can understand why.So let me clear the air: I love the Jewish people!!! And by the way, America's comedy and movies won't be the same without them - think Spielberg, Ben Stiller, Woody Allen, Seinfeld, Mel Brooks, Ray Romano - if you google it you'll find a list that might surprise you! The jokes I mentioned today are all from Jewish websites apart from a few I heard from Jewish friends (mazel tof!). Yes, I have a few Jewish friends. In fact, probably 90% of all the Jewish jokes I heard in my life was from Jews :D Jewish folks have a humor that is dry. And funny. In fact, they have their own groups they joke about - certain groups are made fun off by other Jewish groups. You might be surprised to know, all the jokes about Jews being stingy - actually it refers to a particular group that Jews themselves make fun off! If you want a peek into Jewish culture, a brilliant movie - and funn ...
sez: OK, here’s my gripe. Ellen DeGeneres is getting the Mark Twain Prize for Humor this year. Does she deserve it? Probably. She is, after all, the first major comic figure in American history to come out of the closet. But there are several who deserve it just as much if not more and have been shut out so far. I’m thinking of Mel Brooks, Carol Burnett, Sid Caesar, Woody Allen, Jerry Lewis, Bill Murray, Albert Brooks, Christopher Guest, Keenen Ivory Wayans. But I think the folk who hand out this award should issue the name each year of a “Hall of Fame” recipient, some comedian who is no longer with us but who deserves recognition. Perhaps family and friends could gather for a similar kind of evening, showcasing that person’s legacy. Here I’m thinking of Jack Benny, Will Rogers, George Burns and Gracie Allen, The Marx Brothers, The Three Stooges, Steve Allen, Charlie Chaplin, Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball, John Belushi, Robert Benchley, Albert Brooks, W.C. Fields, Jackie Gleason, Godfrey Cambrid ...
Woody Allen and Mel Brooks on a job share?
The First Film Maker in America to EVER be placed in the Back Seat of a Police Car by the Feds, Driven to the Police Station and Endure Questioning on a Film He did… I don’t actually care that he is a convicted felon for fraud, as this had nothing to do with his film project… and I don’t LIKE the film that he did as well…. BUT, has Oliver Stone, J.J. Abrams, Alfred Hitchcock, Woody Allen, Ron Howard, John Hughes, Mel Brooks, Tim Burton, Stanley Kubrick, John Carpenter, James Cameron, Spike Lee, George Lucas, Steven Speilberg, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, or any other filmmaker EVER taken into custody and taken to the Police Station for questioning for a film they did??? Politics is out of control when you obviously know the White House directed this mission…. Taking him in the guise that he is currently on probation? What the heck just happened to this filmmaker’s constitutional rights???. I am very shaken and upset… Our basic principles of OUR America, OUR Civil ...
Sometimes I wonder if I would've preferred growing up with Woody Allen instead of Mel Brooks. Allen's work's just... better.
the old Jews in Boca wouldn't know Clint from Adam. Now if it had been Mel Brooks or Woody Allen, holy *** raiser! ;o)
Requirement for new boyfriend-must enjoy films by Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, Quintin Tarintino, Kevin Smith, Mel Brooks
Last Q "what's your favorite movie?..” impossible question, ugh. Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, Tarantino, Scorsese x
I get to write a paper about Woody Allen and Mel Brooks, my two idols.
Some of my best quotes were said by Woody Allen or Mel Brooks, actually. I am an old Jewish man.
C4 continuity announcer" 'Them From That Thing' is a comedy supergroup - funny, no sign of Mel Brooks, Neil Simon and Woody Allen
What makes a good comedy film? It's so subjective. I reflect on films that made me laugh out loud on a consistent basis. Also there are some comedies that I respect because of the clever writing. I really appreciate the Mel Brooks style of broad comedy as well as much of Woody Allen's earlier work. Not a big fan of the popular juvenile gross-out comedy with maybe a couple of exceptions. Some of my favorites for varying reasons are: HAPPY TEXAS Broadway Danny Rose Bullets Over Broadway WHAT'S UP DOC? TOY STORY 1,2, & 3 500 DAYS OF SUMMER SOME LIKE IT HOT THE FRONT PAGE (1974) Blazing Saddles POLICE SQUAD 3 AIRPLANE! THE GIRL MOST LIKELY TOO... HYSTERIA
American Masters on PBS is running 'Woody Allen: A Documentary' I couldn't find ten seconds where I didn't absolutely love this genius. Woody, Johnathan Winters & Mel Brooks... not sure I figure out whose made me laugh the hardest... in my lifetime. I'm gonna see it again, soon (& I never do that)
I always believed my life was a comedy. Just never could tell if the director was Mel Brooks or Woody Allen.
I've never seen Sleeper before tonight, but it is amazing. It is like Mel Brooks made a Woody Allen film based on a story by Abbie Hoffman.
I think it's regrettable that Mel Brooks and Woody Allen never made a movie together. Crazy and neurotic would be a fine pairing.
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I got burgled once. They took all the dvds, apart from Seinfeld, Curb, Woody Allen and Mel Brooks. We assumed they were Nazis
I'd go for an oldie... a Woody Allen film 'Play it again Sam' or Mel Brooks 'High Anxiety'
Can you imagine being a fly on the wall in the writers room at the Show of Shows with Woody Allen, Mel Tolkin, Larry Gelbart and Mel Brooks?
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