• Mel Brooks Remembers His Friend Of 70 Years, Carl Reiner: “Nobody Could Do It Better”

    10 days ago - By Deadline

    Mel Brooks, whose close friendship with the late Carl Reiner stretched back to the 1950s, has posted a tribute to his old Your Show of Shows costar. “Carl was a giant,” said Brooks on Twitter, “unmatched in his contributions to entertainment. He created comedy gems.” Brooks recalled meeting Reiner in 1950 on Your Show of...
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  • Carl Reiner Appreciation: A Comic Straight Man Who Knew When to Get Crooked

    11 days ago - By The Wrap

    Of all the accomplishments Carl Reiner had over his 70-year career in the entertainment industry, the most impressive thing I ever saw him do had nothing to do with writing “Your Show of Shows” or recording the “2000 Year Old Man” records with Mel Brooks or creating “The Dick Van Dyke Show” or directing “All of Me” or even acting in “Gidget Goes Hawaiian.”
    All of those things were consequential, of course, and so was much, much more in Reiner's titanic comedy career. But the one that got me came about a decade ago, when Reiner took the stage of a Century City hotel ballroom to host the...
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