| Oct 25, 2014
| 6:46 PM
Nothing says Halloween like Frankenstein and his Monster. And Mel Brooks' "Young Frankenstein" is a classic.
You can watch the 1974 movie and crack up at Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, Teri Garr and Madeline Kahn. Or you can catch the final shows of...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The four guys sitting around the lunch table in Beverly Hills have been business associates and friends for decades.
This includes the decade known as the '70s, when lunchee Mel Brooks directed and co-wrote "Young Frankenstein" (1974)...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 12:30 PM
After immortalizing a joke in the cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre -- with an extra finger on his left hand -- Mel Brooks was in his usual feisty form Tuesday night at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to kick off a 40th anniversary...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 6:07 PM
A colorful and creative season of performances, exhibits and events for young and older has begun in the Lehigh Valley. It's a season of premieres and anniversaries. A season of classics and cutting edge works. A season of reflection and a season of fun....
| Sep 9, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Director Mel Brooks spent a lot of money on white handkerchiefs while making his 1974 tour de farce, "Young Frankenstein."
"I gave everybody in the crew a white handkerchief," said the 88-year-old comedy legend during a recent phone interview. "I said,...
| 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...
| May 20, 2013
| 1:26 PM
"Do I get paid for this?" says Mel Brooks at the end of Robert Trachtenberg's biographical documentary, "Mel Brooks: Make a Noise," premiering Monday as part of the PBS series "American Masters." "If this program was called 'Dutch Masters,' I'd have boxes...
| Feb 12, 2011
Actor Kenneth Mars, here with Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder, was known for his comedic talents in such films as "Young Frankenstein" and "The Producers." Mars died Saturday at the age of 75.
| Sep 9, 2010
| 9:11 PM
With the arts festivals over for another year, Laguna Beach's local theatergoers can take advantage of a half-price offer they can drink to.
The Laguna Playhouse is offering Laguna residents two tickets for the price of one on its two touring shows...
| Sep 23, 2010
| 4:45 PM
One of the reasons "The Last Picture Show" is my favorite movie of all time is the performance of the actress who won the Oscar for her performance in it — and who is entertaining audiences at the Laguna Playhouse this weekend.
Cloris Leachman, a...
| May 20, 2011
| 2:51 PM
Medieval knights searching in all the wrong places for the Holy Grail, singing as they go, will help fuel the first full season in the Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric. So will John Waters, Baltimore's champion of all...