Mel Brooks to announce shock retirement from comedy?

Brooks created a stir on Tuesday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

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Sad news for Brooks fans. Speculation had been rife that the American comedian best known for Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles or The Producers, is about to announce his retirement from comedy, at age 94, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 25/11/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a comedian isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a comedian-actor-director just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Tuesday evening, #ThankYouMel was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“Mel Brooks was unlike any other comedian we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouMel”
— @universalObserver, 24 Nov 2020
“Didn't Mel Brooks retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 24 Nov 2020

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