Jimmy Kimmel is set to host the Emmys later this month, so on Tuesday night he asked his guest (and last year’s host) Andy Samberg if he had any advice. Samberg’s most vivid memory, however, came not from the ceremony itself but the after-party, where he finally met his longtime comedy idol, Mel Brooks.
“I love comedy and I have a lot of heroes, but he’s my all-time No. 1,” Samberg said. “It’s like, you are the grandfather of everything I’ve liked since.”
“What did he say to you?” Kimmel asked.
“It was pretty sweet,” Samberg said. “He was like, ‘Hey, you did a great job on the show tonight.’ I was like, ‘Oh, thank you very much.’ He was like, ‘You really did great because some of the jokes were great and some of them were s—, but you sold the ones that were s— like they were great!'”
Watch the clip below.