Mel Brooks

The best comedic Filmmaker of our lifetime!  

The storied life of Mel Brooks came to Costa Mesa on Sunday afternoon in the person of the man himself in “A Hilarious Live Conversation with Mel Brooks” at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, and for a highly appreciative audience of 3,000, it was one for the books.

The legendary director, producer, writer and actor regaled the audience with a few personal recollections and anecdotes and answered questions, but not until after a screening of Brooks’ first major movie hit, 1974’s “Blazing Saddles.”

Aside from a movie theater-style presentation of the film surrounded by fellow fans, the audience got to see Brooks himself as penny-pinching, cross-eyed governor William J. Petomane and as a Yiddish-speaking Sioux chief.

Cire Hensman

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