Carol Burnett tells Conan about defying sexism to launch The Carol Burnett Show
In 1967, Carol Burnett launched The Carol Burnett Show because she had an option in her CBS contract that allowed her to do 30 episodes of a comedy-variety series. Problem was, CBS executives never expected Burnett to use her option. And they couldn’t imagine her fronting a variety series. As ... [Read More]
Carol Burnett tells Conan about defying sexism to launch The Carol Burnett Show
In 1967, Carol Burnett launched The Carol Burnett Show because she had an option in her CBS contract that allowed her to do 30 episodes of a comedy-variety series. Problem was, CBS executives never expected Burnett to use her option. And they couldn’t imagine her fronting a variety series. As ... [Read More]
Netflix Announces ‘A Little Help with Carol Burnett’ Release Date, Guest List
Carol Burnett’s new Netflix show A Little Help with Carol Burnett is premiering all 12 half-hour episodes on May 4, the network announced on Monday. The show will be co-hosted by standup comic and actor Russell Peters. As seen in the announcement trailer, A Little Help will feature Burnett and... [Read More]
Carol Burnett to receive first-ever Peabody Career Achievement Award
The Peabody Awards, considered the highest honor in television (and based in the University of Georgia’s journalism and mass communication program), have decided to award their first-ever career achievement honor to Carol Burnett. Burnett will be celebrated May 19, 2018, alongside the regular ... [Read More]
Fall Comedy Reads: Carol Burnett’s ‘In Such Good Company’
Welcome to our Fall Comedy Reads series, where we take a closer look at some of the newly released comedy-related books worth checking out this month. By the end of 1966, Carol Burnett was living in Los Angeles “sitting on orange crates and packing boxes.” Her Broadway career h... [Read More]
7 of the Most Confusing Twists in Comedy History
There’s no shortage of confusing behavior going on in the entertainment industry. At this stage, the job description for becoming a celebrity might as well include something about carrying on in ways that nobody can understand. Comedians are generally the only ones we can turn to in order to m... [Read More]
CBS to celebrate 50th anniversary of “The Carol Burnett Show” with a primetime reunion and tribute special
A few days before the 50th anniversary of the premiere of The Carol Burnett Show on CBS, the Eye Network has announced plans to broadcast a two-hour primetime special tribute to Burnett and her funny friends, to air this December. The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special will air from 8 to 10 p.m.... [Read More]
‘The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special’ Will Air on CBS in December
CBS is celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Carol Burnett Show with a two-hour special set for December. Deadline reports that the network will air The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special on Sunday, December 3rd at 8:00pm. The special will be taped on the original Carol Burnett ... [Read More]
Carol Burnett will star with kids in a new Netflix series in 2018
Comedy legend Carol Burnett, winner of multiple Emmys and Golden Globes, a Grammy, a Tony nomination, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, hasn’t retired from comedy just yet. At 84, she starred in a sitcom pilot for ABC that almost got picked up, bei... [Read More]
Carol Burnett will star with kids in a new Netflix series in 2018
Comedy legend Carol Burnett, winner of multiple Emmys and Golden Globes, a Grammy, a Tony nomination, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, hasn’t retired from comedy just yet. At 84, she starred in a sitcom pilot for ABC that almost got picked up, bei... [Read More]