Mark Twain Prize Ceremony Filled With Government Shutdown Gags One Month Before PBS Broadcast

By | Monday October 21, 2013 @ 8:31am PDT

It’s always fun when attending a live trophy-show ceremony in Washington to try to figure out which controversial bits will get cut Carol Burnett Hot In Clevelandfor the subsequent broadcast on TV. Last night’s awarding of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to TV veteran Carol Burnett in Washington was filled with gags tied to the recent government shutdown. But PBS won’t air the ceremony until November 24, at which point the lines may seem stale — or still too controversial for PBS, which relies on Washington to provide a good-ish chunk of its financing. Lines to watch for while watching the November 24 broadcast:

Burnett: “This is very encouraging. I mean it was a long time in coming, but I understand because there are so many people funnier than I am, especially here in Washington. With any luck, they’ll soon get voted out, and I’ll still have the Mark Twain Prize.”

Tina Fey: “Enough politics. We are here tonight to celebrate the First Lady of American Comedy, Ted Cruz.” Read More »

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Carol Burnett & Tim Conway Reunite In ‘Cleveland’, Allison Janney Joins ‘Masters Of Sex’

By | Thursday February 28, 2013 @ 3:23pm PST

Carol Burnett Hot In Cleveland Tim Conway Hot In ClevelandComedy icon Carol Burnett and her Carol Burnett Show pal Tim Conway will guest star … Read More »

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Carol Burnett Sued In Dispute Over Copyright And TV Show Revenue

By | Wednesday November 21, 2012 @ 5:44pm PST

Bob Banner Associates has filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court against Carol Burnett and her Whacko Inc. seeking an accounting of revenues from The Carol Burnett Show, spinoff show Mama’s Family (suit refers to it as Mama’s House) and reunion specials. BBA’s … Read More »

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News Bits: Carol Burnett To Be Honored, PaleyFest Sets Dates, Kinetic Promotes EP

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Carol Burnett will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Cinematographers Guild’ 49th annual Publicists Awards Luncheon, which will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 24, 2012. Previous recipients of the … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: Disney’s English-Language Version of ‘The Secret World Of Arrietty’

By | Wednesday October 26, 2011 @ 5:56pm PDT

Disney has released the official trailer for its February 17, 2012 U.S. opening of The Secret World of Arrietty. The Studio Ghibli production is directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi from a screenplay by the legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki and Keiko Niwa. It’s based on the novel The Borrowers by Mary Norton. … Read More »

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