Mel Brooks has been presented with an award for his illustrious career at a star-studded ceremony in the US.
A galaxy of stars turned out to honour him, including Oscar winners Robert DeNiro and Morgan Freeman.
Billy Crystal, Amy Poehler, Sarah Silverman, Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Cloris Leachman and Martin Short also paid tribute to the 86-year-old filmmaker at a private dinner at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
Billy said Mel was " an iconic image in comedy".
He added: "It's a great thrill to be around him. I've known him as a friend, we started as PTA parents together when our kids were at elementary school. And when you get you meet one of your giants like that, it's truly an incredible thing and we've been great friends and I'm always a fan."
Actress Lesley Ann Warren said she had loved working with Mel.
"I'm so thrilled to be here, to be able to give back to him," she said.