Mel Brooks has paid an emotional tribute to his comedy accomplice and finest good friend Carl Reiner, who died Monday night time on the age of 98.
“Carl was an enormous, unmatched in his contributions to leisure,” Brooks stated in a tweet. “He created comedy gems like ‘The Dick Van Dyke Present,’ ‘The Jerk’ and ‘The place’s Poppa?’ I met him in 1950 when he joined Sid Caesar on ‘Your Present of Reveals’ and we’ve been finest pals ever since. I liked him.”
Brooks and Reiner created “The 2000 Yr Outdated Man” sketch through the 1960s during which Brooks portrayed a 2,000-year-old man being interviewed by Reiner because the straight man on a wide range of subjects akin to being married greater than 200 occasions and kids, which evoked the punchline “I’ve over 1500 kids and never considered one of them ever comes to go to!” They launched 5 profoundly influential comedy albums beginning in 1960.
“Once we have been doing ‘The 2000 Yr Outdated Man’ collectively there was no higher straight man on this planet,” Brooks stated. “So whether or not he wrote or carried out or he was simply your finest good friend — no person may do it higher. He’ll be vastly missed. A drained cliché in occasions like this, however in Carl Reiner’s case it’s completely true. He might be vastly missed.”