Hailed as one of America’s most beloved comedy icons, Carol Burnett returns to The Smith Center to reveal rare stories and answer questions about her legendary life and career. A highly acclaimed actress and comedian whose work spans Broadway, film and television, Burnett remains best known for “The Carol Burnett Show,” which ran for 11 years, averaged 30 million viewers per week and earned 25 Emmy Awards, making it one of the most honored shows in television history.
Promising an unscripted evening of fun and spontaneity, Burnett will conduct an unfiltered Q&A session with the audience and show thrilling video clips from her entertainment career. The show’s format serves as a throwback to the famous openings of “The Carol Burnett Show,” where her studio audience had the opportunity to engage Burnett with questions.
Burnett’s dazzling career also includes starring in Broadway productions such as “Once Upon a Mattress,” performing as a regular on “The Garry Moore Show,” acting in numerous feature films such as “Annie,” and performing with Julie Andrews at Carnegie Hall.
A Kennedy Center honoree, Burnett has also received the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for Humor and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She has been inducted into the Television Hall of Fame and earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Don’t miss a rare opportunity to engage with an entertainment legend.
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Comedy Icon Carol Burnett to Share Rare Stories of Her Life and Career Comedy icon Carol Burnett still remembers CBS executives’ response when she requested her own variety show. “The network didn’t want me to do it,” Burnett recalls. “They said the comedy variety show was a man’s game. It was Milton Berle, Jackie Gleason, Dean Martin.” But Burnett held her groREAD MORE