Jtube: Mel Brooks on CBS Sunday Morning

Do you think political correctness is hurting comedy today?

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Comments (5)

(4) Joseph Apicella, January 16, 2020 2:27 AM

He makes people laugh

I can think of no finer complement to a person than to say, "you make me laugh." Those with the gift of making others laugh are a blessing to us all.

(3) Anonymous, January 15, 2020 3:19 AM

Political Correctness by Entertainers During Work and Beyond

I’d much prefer Rosanne Barr who lets people know where she stands even if some of her views are disagreeable or downright repugnant to me.
I am truly saddened to recall the appallingly Anti-Semitic comment made off stage, not during a performance by one of three extraordinary gifted “Irish Tenors.”who did not realize that he was speaking to a Jewish woman. I’ve been told that none of their offers to make amends (free concerts in support of Israel etc) have been accepted and they have not been hired to perform in the US since.

DorothyFrancesGoldstein, January 16, 2020 5:16 AM

CORRECTION OF “IRISH TENORS” ABOVE INFORMATION WITH DEEPEST APOLOGIES

As long as they're not Jewish" controversy Edit
While a real estate agent and prospective buyer Dr. Gabrielle Gold-von Simson were looking at an apartment in Tynan's building on Manhattan's East Side, Tynan made what was construed to be an anti-Semitic remark. Shortly after this, the Yankees cancelled Tynan's performance of "God Bless America" for Game 1 of the 2009 American League Championship Series on 16 October 2009 because of the incident.[12]

According to Tynan's version of the event, two Jewish women came to view an apartment in his building. Some time afterwards, another real estate agent showed up with a potential client. The agent joked to Tynan "at least they're not (Boston) Red Sox fans". "As long as they're not Jewish," Tynan replied, referring to the exacting women he had met earlier. The prospective client, Jewish paediatrician Dr. Gabrielle Gold-Von Simson, took umbrage and said: "Why would you say that?" Tynan replied: "That would be scary", and laughed, referring to the previous incident. Tynan subsequently apologised for his remark.[12] The Anti-Defamation League accepted his apology. Tynan performed at an ADL event in Manhattan soon thereafter.[13]

Only July 4, 2010 Tynan performed "God Bless America" for the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park with the support of some in the local Jewish community.[14]

(2) Ra'anan, January 14, 2020 7:37 PM

unapologetic, in your face, Jewish ethos, but I wish...

he had more Jewish commitment. It's funny that he & Larry David have a connection, are friends. Larry David crosses a LOT of lines, but I'd say they are more philosophical than Mel's sensationalism (though you could argue against that). What I find more interesting is that Larry David has sat down with orthodox rabbis to discuss orthodox Judaism. It's a hard thing to do, but I wish that Mel would do the same.

(1) Anonymous, January 14, 2020 12:18 AM

Mel Brooks: Should Professional Comedy Be Exempt From Today’s Strick Vocabulary Standards?

Thank you for sharing this with us. We may not all agree with Mel Brooks comments but in his profession perhaps they have a different validity. If people hear “words” in an entertainment environment does this mean that they will feel free to use them with other people? I think Mel Brooks is pure genius. I cherish “The Producers” as one of my very favorite films. (I hated “Blazing Saddles” although language & sound effects were not the reasons.) This man’s opinions are worth listening to and very worth discussing.

 

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