The Showman of Showmen

“Reiner first came to prominence as a regular cast member of Sid Caesar’s ‘Your Show of Shows,’ for which he won two Emmys in 1956 and 1957 in the supporting category. He met Brooks during his time with Caesar. The two went on to have a long-running friendship and comedy partnership through the recurring ‘2000 Year Old Man’ sketches.” Carl Reiner, Comedy Legend and ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ Creator, Dies at 98. (You could just tell what a nice, great guy he was.)

+ “Given that Brooks made Blazing Saddles, The Producers, and Young Frankenstein, and Reiner directed The Jerk, Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid, and The Man With Two Brains, while little Robbie Reiner on the staircase grew up to make This Is Spinal Tap, The Princess Bride and When Harry Met Sally, it’s pretty easy to argue that much of the best mid to late 20th-century American comedy emerged from the people currently and formerly in this house.” A nice story about the friendship between Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner, published a few months ago.

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