On Saturday Night Live . . .
“Mel Brooks: ‘The only weapon I’ve got is comedy’” is an interview at Salon.com, conducted by Stephen Deusner, marking the release of a new set of DVDs collecting a mass of hard-to-find Brooks material, both audio and video. In the interview Brooks recalls times with Alfred Hitchcock, Madeline Kahn and others–many now gone–with whom he has worked in his career. But he still gets together with Carl Reiner every other day to talk over the hazards of fried food and the merits of nectarines.
And then there was His Royal Hipness, Lord Buckley . . . who reigned for a brief but wild wail against the machine way back in the way-back-when: