Mel Brooks will discuss his life and career in new HBO special

By Stephanie Marcell,

Mel Brooks is back! The influential actor/producer will be featured in an HBO special on December 10th named Mel Strikes Back!

According to an HBO press release, the cable television special will take a look at Brooks’ legendary career as an actors, producer, comedian and composer. The discussion will take place in an intimate studio setting before a live audience in Westwood, California.

The Brooklyn-bred actor will recount the many endeavors of his career. The actor is set to talk about his ascension to stardom, his Hollywood influences and the path he took to win an Oscar, an Emmy and a Tony award. IndieWire notes that Brooks will discuss his career with the creative director of the BBC, Alan Yentob,

According to Paste Magazine, Brooks will also take questions from the live audience. The special will also feature never- before-seen footage of the actor and rare clips from his early career.

Brooks is also set to release a new comedy DVD/CD box set on November 13th. The set is titled “The Incredible Mel Brooks: An Irresistible Collection of Unhinged Comedy.” The collection of the comedians best funny work is sure to deliver laughter this season. This could make a great gift this season.



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