(Video) Mel Brooks: The president of Turkmenistan?

What an occasion last night was for comedy greats on TV! First Bob Newhart in a wonderful turn on The Big Bang Theory. And then later, on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Mel Brooks, the guy who practically invented funny on the tube with Sid Caesar’s Show of Shows.

Actually, it was Brooks in a silly hat to play the statesman who has become an Internet sensation: The President of Turkmenistan. I’m not even going to attempt to spell his name. I leave that to Kimmel – and the pronunciation to Mel

 


 

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