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Games & Humor

Mel Brooks Says It's His Job 'To Make Terrible Things Entertaining'

Brooks, 91, has made a career of poking fun at topics that normally wouldn't make you laugh. "The comedy writer is like the conscience of the king," Brooks says. "He's got to tell him the truth."

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Mel Brooks Says It's His Job To 'Make Terrible Things Entertaining'

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Yawkey Way, outside Fenway Park, was named for the late, former Boston Red Sox owner, Tom Yawkey, who was known for his philanthropy, but also for what was a racist ball club. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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Boston Changes 'Yawkey Way' To 'Jersey Street' After Concerns Over Racist Legacy

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Michael Cohen Says He Will Take The Fifth In Stormy Daniels Suit

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HUD Unveils Plan To Increase Rent On Millions Receiving Federal Housing Assistance

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EPA Chief Pruitt Faces Tough Questions On Capitol Hill

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In A Border Region Where Immigrants Are Wary, A Health Center Travels To Its Patients

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