Mel Brooks: A Peek Inside of a Brilliant Mind

By | December 6, 2017

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1978: Head shot of American comedic actor, writer, and director Mel Brooks acting surprised. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Mel Brooks might possibly be one of the funniest men alive (in my opinion anyway). That being said, his brand of humor is not for everyone. Humor is one of those things that tends to vary from person to person. I will note, however, that plenty of people must like his humor or else he wouldn’t have been so successful.

Brooks’ comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1949. Often, entertainers hit their mark, run their course and, not always, but sometimes, quietly fade away. Mel Brooks is one of those entertainers that hit the ground running and never fizzled out. He has been known and loved from generation to generation. This is, in and of itself, amazing.

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His brand of humor is something of a force to be reckoned with. If you “get” Brooks’ sense of humor, then you know what I mean. If you don’t.... well… sorry! Brooks has always tackled subjects that are culturally taboo, inappropriately stereotypical and politically incorrect. Many have said that “the truth hurts”.  It can also make you laugh!