[1 December 2009]
Before Dave Chapelle, before Jerry Seinfeld and before Richard Pryor—about 50 years ago, in fact—there was Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner. This three CD/one DVD Box set, remastered 50 years after the birth of The 2000 Year Old Man, offers hours of hilarity with all five 2000 Year Old Man comedy albums released by Brooks and Reiner. The DVD is flush with interviews, clips from The Ed Sullivan Show and The New Steve Allen Show, the 1975 animated TV special and loads of rare photographs. This will see some happy recipient well through the long winter.