Mel Brooks Is Coming to HBO in ‘Mel Brooks Strikes Back!’
Living comedy legend Mel Brooks will be the subject of an hour-long career retrospective, Mel Brooks Strikes Back!, on HBO next month, according to a press release from the pay cable network. Brooks will appear onstage with BBC creative director lan Yentob before a live audience as the two discuss his long and impressive life and career, with clips from his movies and TV work sprinkled throughout. This is Brooks’s second recent HBO special after last year’s Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett Together Again, which was nominated for an Emmy. Mel Brooks Strikes Back! will debut Monday, December 9th, at 9pm on HBO. It’s a fitting tribute to one of the titans of American comedy, the man who wrote Hollywood’s first-ever Nazi musical number.