Drawing: Mel Brooks

The legendary actor, writer, director, producer, composer and all round funny man, Mel Brooks is 91 and still going strong. He’s in London with the musical version of his classic 1974 film YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, which after a short UK tour, debuted on the West End at the Garrick Theatre last week. The original Broadway production ran at the Hilton Theatre from November 2007 to January 2009, collecting three Tony nominations. Mel is one of only twelve people who have won the EGOT winners of the four main annual American entertainment competitive category awards; the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. Mel also created and wrote one of my all time favourite TV shows, GET SMART with Buck Henry. He has been in London for a while with rehearsals and previews at the theatre, where he frequents most days, but I haven’t managed to catch-up with him yet, but did leave this sketch at his Hotel and it came back instantly, signed and dedicated.