Mel Brooks Retrospective Coming to HBO
HBO is set to chronicle comedy legend Mel Brooks’ career next month in a retrospective called Mel Brooks Strikes Back! Brooks will be joined on stage in front of a live studio audience by BBC creative director Alan Yentob as the two discuss Brooks’ long and illustrious career as an actor, comedian, composer, director, producer, writer and all the odd jobs along the way.
According to a press release from the pay cabler, the special will feature clips of his appearances in classic movies and TV such as Your Show of Shows, The Producers and Blazing Saddles. He’ll also take questions from the audience
Mel Brooks Strikes Back! will air on HBO Monday, Dec. 10 at 9 p.m. EST. It will be Brooks’s first return to the network since 2011’s Emmy-nominated special Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett Together Again.
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