A lot of people consider "Blazing Saddles" to be the funniest movie ever made. If you're one of them, you might want to make sure you have Oct. 14 open.
That's when the director and co-writer of that comedy classic will be at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa for a presentation called "Mel Brooks Back in the Saddle Again!"
Brooks (who is also the genius behind "The Producers" and "Young Frankenstein") will be on hand for a screening of "Blazing Saddles." After the film, he'll offer observations about his career and the making of the film through a conversation and a question-and-answer session.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 21. If you spring for a VIP ticket, you'll get great seats and a photo op with the man himself.
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Details: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14, Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Tickets: $49-$99 plus service charge and up; VIP tickets $300 plus service charge. Information: 813-229-7827, strazcenter.org.
-- Marty Clear