Mel Brooks & Carl Reiner to Salute Sid Caesar Tonight; Event to Be Live Streamed
Two comedic legends, Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner will reunite this evening to pay homage to the late comedian Sid Caesar at the Paley Center in Los Angeles. The show will be free to the live and will be live streamed on www.PaleyCenter.org/Live beginning at 10:10pm Eastern time.
According to the Showbiz411, guests such as David Steinberg may pop up and the Brooks and Reiner may recreate their classic routine the 2,000 Year Old Man.
Said Brooks, "Sid Caesar was a giant-maybe the best comedian who ever practiced the trade. And I was privileged to be one of his writers and one of his friends."
When Sid Caesar passed away earlier this year, he left a creative legacy that both shaped and indelibly transformed television comedy. His admirers, whose ranks included Albert Einstein, compared his comic mastery to the genius of his idol Charlie Chaplin. Caesar's two groundbreaking variety series of the fifties, Your Show of Shows and Caesar's Hour, kept America laughing on Saturday nights with an unending stream of brilliant monologues, sophisticated movie parodies, and hilarious sketches.
The series also produced a "murderers' row" of writers and performers who would carry Caesar's comic vision into the next decades. His comic protégés included Carl Reiner, Woody Allen, Neil Simon, Larry Gelbart, Imogene Coca, Howard Morris, Lucille Kallen, Mel Tolkin, Nanette Fabray, and staff writer Mel Brooks. In this special Paley Center evening-filled with clips of Sid's work from the Paley Archive-our guests salute the genius who gave them their start, and remember his extraordinary and enduring contributions to the entire comedy world.
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