Mel Brooks, 91, tells it like it is.
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Society's "stupidly politically correct" sensibilities will lead to the "death of comedy", the veteran Hollywood comedian Mel Brooks has warned.
Brooks, known for his plethora of acclaimed comedy movies, said political correctness was becoming a stranglehold on comedians.
"It's not good for comedy. Comedy has to walk a thin line, take risks," he said.
"Comedy is the lecherous little elf whispering in the king's ear, always telling the truth about human behaviour."
The producer and director said that his iconic western parody Blazing Saddles could not be made in today's political climate.
Among his many credits, Brooks - whose directorial debut The Producers won him an Oscar for best original screenplay - is one of only 12 people to have scooped an Emmy, a Grammy, an Academy Award and a Tony.His longtime friend and collaborator, Carl Reiner, is 95. I wish they'd get together once more; I'd pay good money to hear one more installment interview of the 2054 Year Old Man.