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Mel Brooks Biography Coming to PBS

EGOT-winner and comedy legend Mel Brooks is, for the first time, participating in a biographical profile of himself. The biography “Mel Brooks: Make a Noise” will premiere Monday, May 20, 2013 on PBS as an episode of American Masters.

After 60 years in show business, Mel Brooks has earned more major awards than any other living entertainer; he is one of 14 EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) winners. Yet, the comedy giant has energetically avoided a documentary profile being made, even issuing an informal gag order on his friends … until now. Brooks agreed to throw himself into a new documentary about his storied career, giving American Masters exclusive interviews and complete access to his film and photo archives.

Premiering nationwide Monday, May 20, 2013 on PBS (check local listings), Mel Brooks: Make a Noise features new interviews with Brooks, his friends and colleagues, including Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Cloris Leachman, Joan Rivers, Tracey Ullman, and his close friend, with whom he created The 2000 Year Old Man more than 50 years ago, Carl Reiner.

Watch Mel Brooks: Make a Noise on PBS. See more from American Masters.

Source: PBS