| Jul 1, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Ending the day with a dose of Johnny Carson was an American tradition for nearly 30 years, as the King of Late Night seemingly perfected the art of the talk-show interview, and the format itself. Johnny's been off the air since 1992, but audiences will...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 4:39 PM
2013 is shaping up as the year of Mel Brooks. The filmmaker will receive the Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute in June, and TNT will show the event later that month. The special will repeat on TCM. But first, PBS' “American...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Mel Brooks AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Special airs on TCM Wednesday, July 24, at 8pm ET. A block of Mel Brooks' movies follows the award presentation. Mel Brooks receiving the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award on TCM tonight is long overdue for a man who...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 12:22 AM
Director Mel Brooks, right, looks on as Teri Garr, Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, from left, and Peter Boyle as the monster, recreate a scene from the movie "Young Frankenstein" for Los Angeles Times staff photographer Marianna Diamos....
| Jun 17, 2013
| 7:30 AM
It's springtime for Hitler and Germany — and New Britain — as Mel Brooks' guffaw-rich musical The Producers heads to Trinity-on-Main, where devious impresario Max Bialystock (New Britain's Jason Ferrandino, far right) teams with ingenue Leo...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Jerry Seinfeld is back behind the wheel this week with new episodes of his most interesting post-"Seinfeld" project: "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee."
Capitalizing on the recent trend of comedians hosting shows where they interview other comedians...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 10:41 AM
Irreverent and often raucous, the 41st American Film Institute Life Achievement Award gala Thursday evening at the Dolby Theatre honored the king of comedy, Mel Brooks, in a full-on laugh fest.
Martin Short got the evening off to a flying start by...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 12:50 PM
You don't have to be Jewish to love comedian Allan Sherman. But if you are - and especially if you are a baby boomer - chances are he was a touchstone of your childhood.
For a brief and shining moment in the early 1960s, the bespectacled, corpulent...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Funnyman extraordinaire Mel Brooks has already won an Oscar, a Grammy, four Emmys and three Tony Awards, and Thursday evening he'll be adding another prestigious honor: the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award.
| Jun 7, 2013
| 7:00 AM
NEW YORK — If you were to incarnate the spirit of Broadway — the talent, the showmanship, the stamina for roller coaster rides — Nathan Lane would likely be your man.
A first banana with the most hilarious holler since Lou Costello's...
| May 28, 2013
| 11:11 AM
The summer TV season gets in full gear this June, with so many new and returning series, specials and movies premiering I am not even sure where to start. AMC has resurrected "The Killing" (June 2) for a third season. The final seasons of "Burn Notice"...