Monday, December 10, 2012

Review: Mel Brooks Strikes Back

Mel Brooks Shines Despite HBO Special's Problems
Kansas City Star

Brooks sits down for an interview with Alan Yentob, the creative director of the BBC, in a one-hour show for HBO called Mel Brooks Strikes Back (9pm) produced by Brooks himself. Yentob is either woefully ignorant, a terrible interviewer or both. He begins by asking Brooks what it was like growing up as a Jew in Brooklyn.

I’m sorry, what? He follows that probing question by asking why they call the Catskills “the Borscht Belt.” Oy.

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