Being the recipient of the 2013 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor must be the feather in Carol Burnett's legendary comedy cap.
The TV hall-of-famer has already starred in the lauded - we're talking 25 Emmy wins, here - comedy "The Carol Burnett Show," not to mention her eight Golden Globes and Peabody Award, among other honors.
But on October 30, Burnett will have to make more room on the mantle. The beloved star will be presented with the prestigious Twain prize on that day at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Previous recipients of the Twain prize include Ellen DeGeneres, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Bill Cosby, George Carlin, Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg and Richard Pryor.
In a statement, Burnett quipped, "I can't believe I'm getting a humor prize from the Kennedy Center. It's almost impossible to be funnier than the people in Washington."
Carol Burnett is one of the funnest women in the world. She deserves this award and i will never forget the many times we've met her over the years....harvey, lyle, tim and vickie best comedy cast ever.
All the best too Carol.
since lucille ball.....i love u carol...heading down memory lane with some of your videos...remember watching this with my grandparents and family....harvey, tim, lyle and vickie were also hysterical–i commend you on that show and too one of best comedy casts in history....i've gone too some of your seminars over the years and to this day you still can make me laugh...we'd love too see you come back again for a show....xo carolfan
So, all the poop and so-called "vulgar" comments are being deleted by the mods, but the spammer, hackers and troll comments remain. Interesting set of priorities you've got there, CNN...
There are many true legends of comedy. Carol Burnett is one of them. Congrats for the award. What took them so long to recognize her?
Really!!! Shocking that Carol has not received this way before any of the other recipients. She was one of the few who paved the way. She should have received this YEARS ago.
FACT: SHE MADE MANY PEOPLE LAUGH.
What I don't understand is why did it take so long for her to get this award. The other recipients are funny and deserve the honor, but Ms. Burnett should've received it before they got it. Not to mention, she's a good dramatic actress too. I love you Carol and still love "The Carol Burnett Show"!!!!
as long as carol can keep doing this...good for her...
i enjoy funny men
She's a class act who has stood the test of time. This award is well deserved.
i have seen her a number of times and the cbs broadcasting building..she is right up there with the real lucille ball
i have seen her a number of times and the cbs broadcasting building...she is right up there with the real lucille ball
Oh god the 'Boring' Pliny is back – where's the funny lovable poo adoring PLiny gone? Can he come out to play?
You need therapy...please seek help..your comments are infantile and disgusting.
going for it.
Don't listen to them Tracy – I think you're beautiful and hilarious! Your posts really make me laugh out loud.
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