Mel Brooks has compensated an emotional tribute to his comedy companion and most effective buddy Carl Reiner, who died Monday night at the age of 98.
“Carl was a large, unmatched in his contributions to amusement,” Brooks mentioned in a tweet. “He produced comedy gems like ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show,’ ‘The Jerk’ and ‘Where’s Poppa?’ I fulfilled him in 1950 when he joined Sid Caesar on ‘Your Show of Shows’ and we have been most effective friends at any time due to the fact. I loved him.”
Brooks and Reiner produced “The 2000 Year Outdated Man” sketch during the sixties in which Brooks portrayed a 2,000-calendar year-outdated gentleman currently being interviewed by Reiner as the straight gentleman on a variety of subjects these types of as currently being married extra than 200 instances and youngsters, which evoked the punchline “I have around 1500 youngsters and not a person of them at any time will come to check out!” They introduced 5 profoundly influential comedy albums starting off in 1960.
“When we were being performing ‘The 2000 Year Outdated Man’ with each other there was no better straight gentleman in the world,” Brooks mentioned. “So whether he wrote or executed or he was just your most effective buddy — no person could do it better. He’ll be enormously skipped. A tired cliché in instances like this, but in Carl Reiner’s case it is totally real. He will be enormously skipped.”