'Love and free food': Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner share the secrets of their 70-year friendship

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The giants of American comedy tell Hadley Freeman about the hits they have had, the wives they miss – and why they still spend every evening together Every evening, Mel Brooks leaves his home in Santa Monica, gets in his car and stares down Los Angeles’ notorious rush-hour traffic to go to Carl Reiner’s house in Beverly Hills. There, the two comedy icons do what they like to do most these days: chat, eat dinner together and watch the long-running quiz show Jeopardy! “This is a great place because I got friendship, love and free food. Free eats are very important, you know,” says Brooks, as we …

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