Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks

Jun 28, 1926, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Brooks started as a comedy writer on Sid Caesar's Your Shows of Shows back in television's infancy. What started as a running gag between himself and co-writer/performer Carl Reiner became the basis for the highly successful 2000-Year-Old Man collection of albums. Brooks, of course, has since become the high priest of low comedy as a successful writer, director, and producer, with numerous box-office hits to his credit.