Comedic legend Sid Caesar passed away February 12, 2014, at the age of 91. Caesar was a friend and mentor to Mel Brooks and the two worked together through much of Brooks’ early career. See Brooks talk about Caesar’s genius for comedy in this film excerpt from American Masters Mel Brooks: Make A Noise. Archival footage of Caesar includes his “Boardrooms of Hollywood” skit.
Mel Brooks: Make a Noise premiered nationally Monday, May 20, 2013 on PBS.