Saturday, April 20, 2024

Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner in Sid Caesar Tribute Live Stream on Wednesday


I don’t want to put any pressure on them, but tomorrow night (Wednesday July 16th) Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner are going to make classic “TV” again. The long time friends will salute their late boss Sid Caesar at the Paley Center in Los Angeles. The show is free to the audience there, and will be live streamed on starting at 10:10pm Eastern time. There are supposed to be other guests (David Steinberg?) as well a moderator (Eddy Friedfeld). Carl is 90, Mel is 87, they are younger and funnier than any other comics in the world. I would guess they will revive the 2,000 Year Old Man, in which case this may be a historic event. I hope the Paley Center has added servers! If only we really had “Star Trek” transporters, I’d be there. People are probably lining up now.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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