Circle Sunday, December 17, on your calendar with a big fat marker. That's when legendary comedian Carol Burnett is coming to Phoenix.
The 84-year old has lived a profoundly distinguished life as an entertainer. An acclaimed and award-winning actress and author, she's best known for her pioneering work on The Carol Burnett Show, which aired from 1967 through 1978.
Burnett broke ground not only as a comedian who could play a multitude of characters and crack wise as sharply and nimbly as anyone, but also as a showrunner. She held a degree of creative control over her variety show that was almost unheard of for women at the time.
Over the course of her career as a writer and performer, Burnett has won Emmys, Golden Globes, People's Choice Awards, the Horatio Alger Award, a Peabody, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. A Television Hall of Fame inductee, she's also a Kennedy Center Honoree and the recipient of the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for Humor.
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In other words, she has seen and done more than most of us will do in a lifetime.
Which is why the opportunity to see the legendary performer in person is such a big deal: Who knows what kind of amazing stories are kicking around in that noggin?
You'll get a chance to find out during An Evening of Laughter and Reflection, when Burnett will answer unfiltered questions from the audience and show clips from her past work. It'll be a freewheeling, spontaneous evening of storytelling and comedy by one of the all-time greats.
“An Evening of Laughter and Reflection” starts at 7 p.m. on Sunday, December 17, at Comerica Theatre. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 15, via Ticketmaster or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.