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Shout! Serves up 2000-Year-Old Man Collection

12 Aug, 2009 By: John Latchem

Shout! Factory is spearheading the celebration of the 50th anniversary of a classic comedy routine with The 2000-Year-Old Man: The Complete History Nov. 24.

The bit features Mel Brooks playing the oldest man in the world, answering questions posed by Carl Reiner about a variety of historical events and people. The pair started doing the routine on television in 1961.

The new collection will include all five 2000-Year-Old Man comedy albums released by Reiner and Brooks on three CDs, plus a bonus DVD that includes a new interview with the duo discussing the history of the routine, the 1975 animated 2000-Year-Old Man TV special, and vintage clips of the two appearing on “The Ed Sullivan Show” and “The New Steve Allen Show.”

The 2000 Year Old Man: The Complete History also includes extensive liner notes, rare photos and tributes from some of the biggest names in comedy.

Just wondering, since it’s the 50th anniversary, wouldn’t he be the 2050-Year-Old Man by now?

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