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Mel Brooks is a multi-faceted artist, the likes of which aren’t seen too often. From screenwriting, direction, acting and comedy he has been there and has done it all over the course of his glittering career. The legend is all set to make you roll over with laugher now that he is on tour. Grab your Mel Brooks tickets and be a part of what will for sure be an unforgettable event.
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Mel Brooks started off performing as a musician post Second World War in local clubs and bars. He then switched to stand-up comedy and began to perform on a small scale as well. During that time his routines focused primarily on cracking jokes and impersonating famous actors. Brooks then resorted to writing comedy skits.
He was good friends with Sid Caesar and that friendship was to land Brooks his first major breakthrough as a writer. Caesar was the brain behind the legendary "Your Shows of Shows" and he hired Mel Brooks as member of the writing staff. The program was an instant hit that went on to captivate audiences all over the country. The success of the show pushed Brooks into the limelight and he made the most of it.
Brooks then teamed up with Car Reiner and the two of them came up with the famous "2000 Year Old Man." The character was a guy who was around two thousand year old and had witnessed Jesus being crucified. Not only that but he had also been married to hundreds of women and had well over forty two thousand kids. None of them however used to come and visit him.
Reiner and Brooks took the act as a concept and began to perform in front of their family and friends only. The act soon became a hit in New York City circles. The two of them then decided to re-locate to Hollywood and in the year 1960 took to performing the 2000 Year Old Man routine on The Steve Allen Show.
They followed the success of their routines by coming out with "2000 Years with Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks" in the year 1961. The album turned out to be a big hit went on to top one million mark in sales. Brooks didn’t let go off his writing skills and proceeded to write scripts of television series and Broadway productions.
1965 saw him do writing for "Get Smart." The show was a humongous hit that was on air for five years and won a total of seven Emmy awards for its efforts. Mel Brooks then wrote "The Producers," a movie that brought his way an Academy Award. It was the converted into a musical that went on win a staggering twelve Tony awards.
Direction then followed for Brooks with the movie, a comedy titled "Blazing Saddles." The film went on to do brilliantly and was nominated for multiple Academy Awards. He followed that up with another magnificent comedy "Young Frankenstein" in 1974. It was another big hit that went on receive rave reviews from both fans and critics. The likes of epic like "Silent Movie, "High Anxiety,""History of the World, Part I" and "Spaceballs" followed to turn him into one of the most sought after writers, directors and comedians of that era.
Mel Brooks is an icon who has tried his hand at multiple areas of entertainment and has been immensely successful at everything. He is on the list of a handful of people to have won a Tony, Oscar, Grammy and an Emmy award. It takes a lot of talent to stay at the top in an industry as competitive as entertainment and to remain there for as long as Brooks has is nothing short of exceptional. He has hit the road once again and will soon be performing near you. Grab your Mel Brooks tickets and catch the living legend live at an event you will not forget in a hurry.