Mel Brooks — American Comedian born on June 28, 1926,

Melvin James Brooks is an American film director, screenwriter, comedian, actor, producer, composer, singer, and songwriter. He was married to Anne Bancroft from 1964 until her death in 2005... (wikipedia)

Rhetoric does not get you anywhere, because Hitler and Mussolini are just as good at rhetoric. But if you can bring these people down with comedy, they stand no chance.
A lot of music is mathematics. It's balance.
Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.
If you're quiet, you're not living. You've got to be noisy and colorful and lively.
You got to be brave. If you feel something, you've really got to risk it.