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Mel Brooks Explains the Difference Between “The Interview” and “The Producers”

Famed funnyman Mel Brooks is no stranger to controversial comedies. So how does the debate over Seth Rogen/James Franco’s “The Interview” stack up to the concerns over his 1967 debut classic, “The Producers”?

The 88-year old director sat down for a chat on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where he explained it quite succinctly: “I waited until Hitler was dead!

Mel was, of course, referring to the musical play-within-a-play, “Springtime for Hitler,” which was quite risqué for its time.

As for the North Korean hackers who spawned the controversy over “The Interview,” Brooks joked, “I don’t how crazy they are, so I’m going to ask you to stop talking about it.”

Check out a clip of Mel’s Kimmel appearance above.


Matt Fox

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Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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