For decades, Mel Brooks has been making people laugh with his films, and based on the preview we have to show you from the upcoming special Mel Brooks Strikes Back, he's making people laugh just talking about the movies he's made and his long career in the entertainment industry.

HBO has Mel Brooks Strikes Back! set to debut next month. The special features the legendary film director, who brought us Blazing Saddles, The Producers, Young Frankenstein and Spaceballs, Mel Brooks as he sits with BBC's Alan Yentob on stage at the Geffen theater in California to talk about his work. The preview below gives us a glimpse of Brooks as he speaks and jokes about his life and career.

In addition to Brooks reflecting on his work, Mel Brooks Strikes Back! will also include clips from his movies and TV work.

Mel Brooks is a film legend with a list of memorable, classic films to his name. He's also one of eleven people to EGOT (win a Tony, a Grammy, an Oscar and an Emmy), so even without the preview to remind us of how funny he is, this special sounds like a must-watch for anyone who admires his work.

Mel Brooks Strikes Back! will premiere Monday, December 10 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.
Other HBO playdates: Dec. 13 (noon, 8:00 p.m.), 15 (3:00 p.m.), 18 (2:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.), 21 (5:00 p.m.), 23 (noon) and 25 (5:30 a.m.)

HBO2 playdate: Dec. 27 (noon, 8:00 p.m.)

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