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Casem AbuLughod on upcoming role in “Russian Troll Farm,” his first big show and that time he felt like Mel Brooks

It’s been a good six years, but Casem AbuLughod still remembers seeing it. You probably saw it too, if you were spending any time scrolling Facebook or Twitter in 2016: A black and white meme of a young Donald Trump, supposedly saying the following about the possibility of a presidential run, way, way back in 1998: “If I were to run, I’d run as a Republican. They’re the dumbest group of voters in the country. They believe anything on Fox News. I could lie and they’d still eat it up. I bet my numbers would be terrific.”
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Mel Brooks musical ‘The Producers’ on stage at North Fork Community Theatre in May

“The Producers” will take the stage at the North Fork Community Theatre in Mattituck on three weekends in May. Mel Brooks’ musical features a scheming bombastic producer and mild-mannered accountant that hope to produce the biggest flop on Broadway so they can swindle millions of dollars. However, things go awry when their show is a hit. The show book is by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan with music and lyrics by Mel Brooks.
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‘At The Automat’ Original Song By Mel Brooks Strikes A Chord For New Doc On Iconic Eatery – Specialty Box Office

Click here to read the full article. The cast of luminaries that first-time filmmaker Lisa Hurwitz assembles in documentary The Automat have one thing in common – extreme adoration for the famed Horn & Hardart eateries, whose soaring ceilings, famed coffee and wholesome vending-machine meals for a nickel dominated the food scene in Philadelphia and NYC through much of last century. Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Elliot Gould, Colin Powell, Starbucks founder Howard Shultz and the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg get kind of emotional recalling the thrill of putting a coin in a slot, opening a glass window and pulling out Salisbury...
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Book review: Mel Brooks talks life, comedy and his remarkable career

“All About Me!: My Remarkable Life In Show Business” by Mel Brooks is fascinating both for what it is and for what it is not. It is a memoir of Brooks’ show business years, but it is decidedly not a critical autobiography. It is, instead, like schmoozing over bagels and coffee — with Brooks doing all the talking.
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Reader praises Mel Brooks book

I am writing to praise “All About Me,” the just-released book by comic genius Mel Brooks, which is not great literature but a monumentally funny extravaganza of early TV, stage and screen nostalgia. Especially for those of us who still fall out of the chair laughing while watching “Blazing Saddles,” “Young Frankenstein” and others.
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Paramount Lands Animated ‘Blazing Samurai’ Starring Mel Brooks, Michael Cera (Exclusive)

Paramount Animation has landed the animated feature Blazing Samurai, which has an A-list voice cast led by Michael Cera. The studio acquired the movie from GFM Animation for Northern America and other key international territories, setting a U.S. release of July 22, 2022. Along with Cera, the voice cast includes Samuel Jackson, Ricky Gervais, Mel Brooks, George Takei, Djimon Hounsou, Michelle Yeoh, Kathy Shim, Kylie Kuioka, Gabriel Iglesias and Aasif Mandvi. Cera voices Hank, a dog who dreams of becoming a samurai in a land where that privilege is reserved exclusively for cats. He gets his chance when a post opens up in...
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Mel Brooks To Release New Memoir ‘All About Me’

Hollywood actor and comedian Mel Brooks’ new memoir, All About Me! My Remarkable Life in Show Business, is set to release on November 30, 2021. In the book, the 95-year-old comedian shares his journey as a child growing up in the Great Depression and his rise to fame. Mel...
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Comedy man Mel Brooks shares stories

Actor and director Mel Brooks at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles in 1998, when he won Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. In November, Brooks, now 95, published a memoir about his life in comedy. © Featureflash | Dreamstime.com. Bagels and Nova Scotia lox for the writing...
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Den of Geek

Mel Brooks and His WW2 Sing-Off with German Soldiers

When the musical version of The Producers first began previews on Broadway in 2001, an incident made headlines after an irate audience member stood up and began pacing the aisles of the St. James Theatre. “Where is Mel Brooks?” he is reported to have shouted. “This is an outrage!”
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Actor and comedian Mel Brooks served in U.S. Army during World War II

Actor, comedian, composer, and filmmaker Mel Brooks was born Melvin James Kaminsky in 1926. He grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y. In 1944, he was drafted into the Army. Due to his high scores on his military entrance exam, Brooks was placed in the Army Specialized Training Program at Virginia Military Institute, where he learned combat engineering and other fighting skills.
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Next Avenue

All About Mel Brooks

An exclusive interview with the famous 95-year-old funnyman, and a review of his new book 'All About Me'. Editor’s note: Steven Reiner, a cousin of the late comic Carl Reiner, recently interviewed Mel Brooks, a close friend of Carl's, about his illustrious career, as well as his views on family, friendship and loss. Following the interview is Steven Reiner's review of "All About Me."
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Polygon

Mel Brooks explains why George Lucas signed off on Spaceballs — with one giant caveat

Mel Brooks’ recently published memoir, All About Me!, is a virtual time machine for anyone interested in the history of comedy or show business. Brooks’ career has spanned from working with Sid Caeser and Carl Reiner on the variety show Your Show of Shows in the 1950s to recently signing a deal with Hulu for comedy series based on History of the World, Part 1. There isn’t a comedian alive who hasn’t benefited from Brooks in some way.
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The Spokesman-Review

Should celebrities narrate their audiobooks? Will Smith and Mel Brooks make the case for yes

I would not rush to listen to books by celebrities, partly because I rarely know who they are and partly because I don’t care about them anyway. But there are exceptions – and here are three audiobooks from big stars, so big that even I can recognize them. Their audiobooks are enhanced by relevant passages of song or vocal mimicry – and as such possess a dimension beyond their printed versions.
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NPR

Fresh Air Weekend: Mel Brooks; Kieran Culkin

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:. Mel Brooks says his only regret as...
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