Carol Burnett is one of those names that paved the way for many other comedic actresses to come. She was being a funny female even before funny females were really accepted by pop culture. Heck, many would say it was her irreverent brand of humor that helped open the door for funny women all the world over. Well, good news for fans of Burnett and all her accomplishments. The matriarch of laughs was honored for her service making this world a better place through comedy this past weekend.
Yahoo has the complete story, but basically, Carol Burnett was awarded the top comedy honors with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. She was given the award on Sunday evening at The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. The show will broadcast November 24th on PBS, so make sure to check your local listing and be aware what channel that is in your region, as they are all different.
Many remember Carol Burnett fondly from her days hosting her own variety and sketch comedy show for well over a decade. Even after that, the prestigious funny lady continued to work for her entire career, never stopping to even catch her own breath. Her dedication to the field was second-to-none, and we say it’s about time this hilarious comedian got her dues.
Carol Burnett was given the award by the lovely and hilarious Tina Fey, who thanked Burnett for how much she inspired her. A more fitting passing of the torch we will never know.