Words cannot express how much I love and revere Mel Brooks. And since words can't do it, I'll leave the videos to speak for themselves.
Here's Mr. Brooks talking to Merv Griffin, in Venice, in 1979:
And here's Brooks talking to Joy Behar almost 35 years later:
I'm pretty sure if you offered your soul in exchange for a wit to rival Mel's, the Devil would say, "that's a tall order. What else can you throw in?"