Friday, October 5, 2012

HE WILL RECEIVE A LAUREL, AND HEARTY HANDSHAKE:  The American Film Institute will honor Mel Brooks with a lifetime achievement award next June, ceremonies to be broadcast on TNT. The EGOT winner appears to be the only AFI honoree to have devoted his career solely to comedy.


  1. The only thing of value that came out of a questionable dating decision earlier this year was a CD copy of the 2,000 Year-Old Man. I'd never heard it before, but outbursts of laughter in public on the subway immediately followed.

  2. Carrie Rickey10:02 PM

    Almost solely to comedy. Brooksfilm did produce Frances and The Elephant Man and Brooks himself tapped David Lynch to direct the latter.