Mel Brooks: A Peek Inside of a Brilliant Mind

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.