Mel Brooks pays Tribute to “Best Friend” of the Comedy Legend Carl Reiner


Mel Brooks, whose friendship with the late Carl Reiner began in 1950, has paid tribute to her “best friend” and Your Show of Shows costar. Reiner passed away on Monday at the age of 98.

“Carl was a giant, unmatched in its contribution to the entertainment,” Brooks shared in a post on Twitter. “It has created comedy precious stones as The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Jerkand Where is Dad?

Brooks said, they met in the 1950s on Sid Caesar Your Show of Shows. “We have been best friends since always,” he added. “I liked it.” It is working on Your Show of Shows as the pair began crafting one of the most famous comedies of all time, the “2000 Year old Man,” in which Reiner played the straight-man TV interviewer speaking with a very old man, played by Brooks.

“When we did the” 2000 Year Old Man ” together, there is no better straight man in the world,” Brooks wrote in his tribute. “So, whether he has written or accomplished, or he was just your best friend — nobody could do it better.”

The first album from them was released in 1960, and four more albums followed on the basis of their running routine. Their last LP, 1998 The 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000won the Grammy for Spoken Comedy Album. In 1975, their little also served as the basis for an animation comedy special.

“He will be greatly missed,” Brooks concluded in his heartfelt homage to Reiner.


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