Carl Reiner: Comedy Legend

NBC News’ Joe Fryer looks back on the life and legacy of Carl Reiner, who over a decades-long career made his mark on Broadway, television and film.

Today we say goodbye to a comedy legend: Carl Reiner. He will be always missed, remembered, and loved. Thank you for the laughs. To read more about Carl Reiner click on the link below:

The Hollywood Palace: Mel Brooks & Carl Reiner
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For millions of Americans, these are challenging times. For some insight into resilience from a generation that survived a depression and world war, Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz turns to funnymen Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner. Via cyberchat, the two comedy writers, who first met in the 1950s (“Call it laugh at first sight”), talk about enduring World War II and coming out on top. Mankiewicz also talks with “Star Trek” actor and activist George Takei (who as a child was detained in a Japanese-American internment camp in the 1940s) about what Americans look for when facing an uncertain future.


  1. I didn’t know about this…how sad but he sure enjoyed himself and in turn entertained us. I love him on the Dick Van Dyke Show…that show is still funny.

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