Comedic legend Mel Brooks sits down with Adam to discuss his journey from a young man in Brooklyn to a Hollywood power player and legendary comedian. Adam and Mel discuss the very early days of Mel growing up with three older brothers and just his mother after his father died when he was only two years old, his time in the Armed Forces defusing land mines, and finally his incredibly successful career in Hollywood. They also discus Mel’s upcoming comedy special on HBO ‘Mel Brooks Live At The Geffen’
Restauranter, chef and food personality Eddie Huang joins Adam for a talk about his rise from first generation American born to Taiwanese parents to a successful restaurant owner and author whose memoir ‘Fresh Off The Boat’ is being adapted into an ABC sitcom. Adam and Eddie discuss how his experiences in private schools followed by public schools helped shape Eddie’s interests and his ability to interact with a wide variety of personalities. They also explore how Eddie got into the restaurant business and how the popularity of his memoir spawned the upcoming sitcom, and how infuriating it can be to deal with television executives when trying to be creative.