Mel Brooks Pays Tribute to ‘Best Friend’ Carl Reiner: ‘Nobody Could Do it Better’
  • Author: Althea Legaspi
  • July 01,2020

Mel Brooks, whose enduring friendship with the late Carl Reiner began in 1950, has paid tribute to his “best friend” and Your Show of Shows costar. Reiner died on Monday at age 98.

“Carl was a giant, unmatched in his contributions to entertainment,” Brooks shared in a post on Twitter. “He created comedy gems like The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Jerk, and Where’s Poppa?

Brooks said they met in 1950 on Sid Caesar’s Your Show of Shows. “We’ve been best friends ever since,” he added. “I loved him.” It was
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