Carol Burnett is one of the most successful comic talents of all time. Born 1933, Carol Burnett has built an impressive reputation as a comedian, actress, singer and writer, but it was her self-titled variety and sketch show that really cemented her as a comic icon. The Carol Burnett Show ran for 11 seasons, earning Burnett no less than 70 Emmy nominations during that time. Since the show wrapped in the early 1970s, Burnett has remained in demand, cropping up as a guest star on other popular comedy shows, as well as establishing herself as a talented author and screenwriter. See this comic legend perform in person and grab Carol Burnett tickets online at StubHub.
Comedy career beginnings
Carol Burnett first became known to American audiences for her work on The Gary Moore Show during the 1958-1961 seasons. It was during her tenure on this variety show that she earned her first Emmy nominations and wins, setting her up as a force to be reckoned with.
Around this time, she also became a heavyweight in the world of Broadway, with her first Broadway play, Once Upon a Mattress seeing her pocket her first Tony Award nomination in 1960. Another Emmy nomination and the subsequent win wouldn't be far away, with Burnett walking away with an award for Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall in 1963, a live variety show she co-hosted with Julie Andrews.
More awards and branching out into the literary world
After her own variety show came to an end, Carol Burnett continued to appear regularly on American television and branched out into movies. In 1980, she appeared as Miss. Hannigan in the musical Annie, still remembered fondly as one of her standout roles. Carol Burnett began appearing on the US television show All My Children in 1983 as Verla Grubbs, a role she would continue to play in a recurring capacity until 2011. In 1985, she was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. The following year, she released her first memoir, One More Time which was later turned into a play, Hollywood Arms. The play proved a success, running for 78 performances.
Carol Burnett has continued to remain in the public eye. In 2016, Burnett received the Screen Actor's Guild Life Achievement Award. She has continued to perform with her own material, winning the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album in 2017 for her live recording of In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem and Fun in the Sandbox, a memoir of her time producing and starring in her legendary variety show. See the magic for yourself and grab Carol Burnett tickets on StubHub.