“I am born.”
That’s how stage-and-screen comedy legend Mel Brooks announced — via Twitter — the existence of his official web site melbrooks.com. It’s been in testing for the past couple of weeks, Brooks’ office said, but now it’s finally live.
At the moment, it’s a compilation of mostly recent interviews (TV and radio), some plugs for his newish box set The Incredible Mel Brooks: An Irresistible Collection of Unhinged Comedy and assorted other tidbits — some having to do with his many films, which include (in no particular order) “Young Frankenstein,” “Blazing Saddles,” “The Producers,” “Spaceballs,” “History of the World” (Parts I and II) and many others.
“Since you’re visiting this website, you are most likely aware that Mel Brooks is an American film director, screenwriter, composer, lyricist, comedian, actor, producer and all-around comic legend,” part of Brooks’ cyber-bio reads.
There’s also a short video in which Brooks asks “What is a dot-com? What does that mean?” while holding the Oscar statuette he earned for writing 1968’s musical satire The Producers. “Dot-com. Who cares?” he says with a shrug before polishing his trophy. “Who gives a s—?”
Apparently, he does.