“Excuse me while I whip this out” is a famous quote from Mel Brook’s from Blazing Saddles. Mel Brooks is a famous filmmaker, comedian, actor, and composer whose movies and humor many people enjoy. Mel Brooks came to Denver on October 6th with his new comedy show, MEL BROOKS LIVE: BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN. He was on born on June 28, 1926 in New York. After he served in World War 2, he played drums for nightclubs. He started a comedy act and worked in radio. He got into Hollywood by being a writer for Your Show of Shows, and Caesar’s Hour.
Brooks is famous for his spoofs of popular film genres. Some of his most famous work in this industry is Blazing Saddles, History of the World Part 1, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, and Spaceballs. Brooks movie Blazing Saddle is “gleefully vulgar spoof of Westerns that marks a high point in Mel Brooks’ storied career.” The movie is about “A town where everyone seems to be named Johnson is in the way of the railroad. In order to grab their land, Hedley Lemar (Harvey Korman), a politically connected nasty person, sends in his henchmen to make the town unlivable. After the sheriff is killed, the town demands a new sheriff from the Governor (Mel Brooks). Hedley convinces him to send the town the first Black sheriff (Cleavon Little) in the west. Bart is a sophisticated urbanite who will have some difficulty winning over the townspeople” (IMDb). The basic plot of the movie is extremely funny and attracts many. This movie is such a classic comedy because of its “Vulgar, crude, and occasionally scandalous
racial humor” (IMDb).
Mel Brooks is coming Denver where he will show Blazing Saddles. This show will focus on an inside look at Mel Brooks’s career and the creation of Blazing Saddles. Blazing Saddles will be showed on a big screen and their will be Q and A with Mel Brooks after. The show is at the Bellco Theatre and is intended for mature audiences because of the R rating. The movie is known for profanity, violence, nudity, drugs, and frightening scenes. This movie is highly critically acclaimed and a good watch even if Mel Brooks isn’t in Denver.