'We have become stupidly politically correct'
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Mel Brooks: 'We have become stupidly politically correct'

Mel Brooks has said political correctness is the death of comedy. The Hollywood film-maker said his Western parody Blazing Saddles would never get made today because of the use of the N-word.

He's been talking to the Today programme as he prepares for the opening in London's West End of a musical version of his film Young Frankenstein.

  • 21 Sep 2017
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