Mel Brooks Tribute Tonight

Submitted by ub on Sat, 06/15/2013 - 09:26

If you wish to pay tribute to the modern day father of comedy, then read on.

Tune into TNT June 15 to watch comedy legend Mel Brooks be lauded with the 41shet annual AFI Life Achievement Award – the highest honor for a career in film – in an evening of equal parts heart and laughter. Hollywood's most revered luminaries turn out to pay tribute to one of America's most celebrated artists, including Conan O'Brien, Billy Crystal, Robert De Niro, Carey Elwes, Morgan Freeman, Teri Garr, Dustin Hoffman, Jimmy Kimmel, Amy Poehler, and Sarah Silverman, among others.

In typical AFI Life Achievement tradition, details of the program are held as a surprise to the honoree, making this event one of the most beloved experiences in the film community. Discover all the surprises and watch all the tributes by tuning into TNT this Saturday, June 15 at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT and encore on Wednesday, July 24 on TCM as part of an all-night tribute to Brooks.