The great scholar and civil rights activist W.E.B. DuBois once said “the divine gift of laughter has made the world human and lovable, despite all the pain and wrong.”

I think he would’ve totally loved “Blazing Saddles” or Cloris Leachman’s “Nurse Diesel” in “High Anxiety.

Happy 96th birthday to a man who has lessened pain and righted wrong more than most politicians, Mel Brooks!

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