Mel Brooks Says “Blazing Saddles” Could Not be Made Today Due to PC


From The Telegraph:

‘Stupidly politically correct society is the death of comedy’, warns veteran comedian Mel Brooks

21 SEPTEMBER 2017 • 12:26PM

Society’s “stupidly politically correct” sensibilities will lead to the “death of comedy”, the veteran Hollywood comedian Mel Brooks has warned. …

“It’s not good for comedy. Comedy has to walk a thin line, take risks,” he said.

“Comedy is the lecherous little elf whispering in the king’s ear, always telling the truth about human behaviour.”

The producer and director said that his iconic western parody Blazing Saddles could not be made in today’s political climate.

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