Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen premieres Saturday, January 31, only on HBO.
If you missed it, you can catch the encore presentation Friday, January 16th on your local ABC station.
photo credit: Michael Lamont/Geffen Playhouse
HBO press release: MEL BROOKS LIVE AT THE GEFFEN,
Mel Brooks is one of the funniest voices in American comedy. Now, the entertainment legend dons a tux and takes the stage for a memorable one-man show filled with jokes, songs and hilarious anecdotes when MEL BROOKS LIVE AT THE GEFFEN debuts SATURDAY, JAN. 31 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.
Appearing onstage at the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood, Los Angeles before a live audience, the indefatigable comedian shares intimate stories of his childhood in Brooklyn, his rise in television (triggered by a breakthrough writing gig on Sid Caesar’s classic “Your Show of Shows”), his courtship and marriage to actress Anne Bancroft, and his illustrious film career as writer-director of “The Producers,” “Blazing Saddles,” “Young Frankenstein” and other comedy classics. Later, backed by pianist Gerald Sternbach, Brooks performs spirited renditions of several tunes he’s composed and/or authored, including “Blazing Saddles” and “High Anxiety,” and fields questions from the audience (including a surprise special guest) before taking a well-deserved bow.
“Mel Brooks is a national treasure who belongs on HBO,” says Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. “This sidesplitting special will delight longtime fans and introduce him to a new generation of comedy buffs.”