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The 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000: The Book

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Born in 1950, the 2000 Year Old Man was created by Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner. Now with the turn of the century upon us, the 2000 Year Old Man is ready to address his loyal legions and convert an audience of new ones. He attempts to do so in this text.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published October 7th 1998 by Harper Paperbacks (first published January 1st 1961)
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Matt
Feb 28, 2015 Matt rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a cute little book filled with hammy jokes and bad puns. I love that kind of stuff so I really liked it. If you're into Mel Brooks' other comedy or if you've seen or heard the sketch this book is based on, you will probably like it (you may also already heard some of this book, as many of the jokes seem to be recycled from the sketch). This made a great bus read, it's easy to pick up and put down, and sometimes the jokes are side-splitters. I can even hear Mel Brooks' voice and that thic ...more
Mike
Sep 21, 2016 Mike rated it really liked it
I first read this book when I was around eleven or so, and it was the funniest book I had ever read. Pretty sure I reread it a couple of times just that year. I've flipped through it recently and it isn't as laugh-out-loud funny to me now as it was back then, but this was such a huge thing for me back then I just have to give it four stars.
Dave Peticolas
May 10, 2014 Dave Peticolas rated it liked it

This is a collection of a famous comedy bit by Brooks and Reiner. It's funny, but I suspect it's funnier when done live.

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Mel Brooks (born "Melvin Kaminsky") is an American multi-award winning director, writer, composer, lyricist, comedian, actor and producer best known as a creator of broad film farces and comedy parodies.

Brooks is a member of the short list of entertainers with the distinction of having won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony award.
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