Brooks heads for London

...but tickets will cost you £150

Mel Brooks is to appear on the West End stage for a one-off ‘Audience With…’ interview.

But fans who want to hear the 80-year-old comic will need deep pockets, as tickets for the November 15 show start at £150. If you want the champagne reception, too, it costs £250.

The event at the Criterion Theatre is to raise money for Leukaemia Research, and will involve Brooks being interviewed by BBC executive Alan Yentob, answering audience questions and introducing clips from his life’s work.

Meanwhile, Mel’s son Max is working on a new TV series about Arab-American stand-ups.

He told the Daily Telegraph: ‘I'm co-producing a new series spotlighting comedians of Middle Eastern descent - kids who were American until September 11 and now are Arabs.’

Max is known in his own right in America as an author of zombie novels.

Published: 28 Oct 2006

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