We’re So Poor We Don’t Even Have a Language!

Mel Brooks has always stood out as a true comic’s comic. He has a knack for bringing the most showbizzy of all showbiz elements to the most unlikely topics. Who else could have arranged a song and dance sequence about the Spanish Inquisition? And not just a musical spectacle about religious conversion, but one ending with synchronized swimming nuns, emerging from a pool with sparklers on their heads, posed triumphantly atop a giant, aquatic menorah? Nobody else, that’s who. This man has verve.

The pleasantly hyper-caffeinated crowd at Undergrounds Coffeehaus gets that, so they’re kicking off comedy tribute week with Mel Brooks appreciation night on Tuesday. Put your janky feet up and kick back with coffee and baked goods as shop owner Ms. Liptak plays a Brooks rock block, starting with Young Frankenstein and ending with History of the World Part I. (Reminder: coffee makes you giggle faster.) Join the fun starting at 7 p.m. at Undergrounds Coffeehaus (2743 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale). It’s a cute, independently-owned joint located between U.S. 1 and A1A on Oakland Park; if you get lost, give them a call at 954-630-1900.
Tue., Dec. 2, 2008

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