NBC announces upcoming special “Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love.”

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Paying tribute to a beloved national icon on her birthday, NBC will celebrate Carol Burnett’s illustrious career with “Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love.” The two-hour special airs Wednesday, April 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and will also air the following day on Peacock. The special will be filmed at Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles.

The star-studded event will feature a slate of musical performances and special guests who will come together to share their love for one of the most cherished comedians in television history.

The evening will include musical performances by Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter, Jane Lynch, Katy Perry, Kristin Chenoweth and more. Musical tributes will pay tribute to Carol’s renowned career performances, including: ‘Old Friends’, dedicated to Carol’s 60-year friendship with Julie Andrews; “Only an Octave Apart”, which Carol sang alongside Beverly Sills in the 1976 television special “Sills and Burnett at the Met”; Carol’s memorable songs from the hit movie “Annie”; and a tribute to his classic theme song, “I’m So Glad We Had This Time Together” from “The Carol Burnett Show.”

Aileen Quinn, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Bob Mackie, Cher, Ellen DeGeneres, Julie Andrews, Kristen Wiig, Laura Dern, Lily Tomlin, Marisa Tomei, Sofia Vergara, Steve Carell are special guests at this unique party. , Susan Lucci, Tracee Ellis Ross, Vicki Lawrence and many more.

“I’m so excited that NBC decided to throw me a birthday party and invited all my closest friends,” Burnett said. “I can’t wait to look back on so many wonderful moments throughout my career, I feel so lucky to share this night with everyone.”

“It’s hard to imagine anyone on television more beloved than Carol Burnett,” said Jen Neal, executive vice president, live and special events, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “Hosting this wonderful birthday party is clearly our honor, and we can’t wait to share the love we all have for her with all of her adoring fans.”

“This special is going to be the best party ever,” said Mark Bracco, executive producer and president of Silent House Productions. “It will be an evening of music, comedy and dozens of top stars paying tribute to the one and only Carol Burnett. We look forward to everyone at home celebrating with us.

The special will share some of the funniest and most memorable moments from Burnett’s storied career. From her Broadway debut in ‘Once Upon a Mattress’, her early appearances on ‘The Garry Moore Show’, her hit films ‘The Four Seasons’, ‘A Wedding’, ‘Pete ‘n’ Tillie’, her iconic role from Miss Hannigan in “Annie,” to her acclaimed sketch comedy series “The Carol Burnett Show,” which ran for 11 seasons on CBS and was instrumental in the evolution of comedy. Burnett’s variety show co-star Vicki Lawrence will be in attendance, along with costume designer Bob Mackie. “The Carol Burnett Show” continues to make people laugh more than 40 years later with its incredibly funny skits, including the hysterical satire “Gone with the Wind.” Many publications have listed “The Carol Burnett Show” as one of the greatest television series of all time.

“Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love” is produced by Carol Burnett, Brian Miller, Steve Sauer, Paul Miller and Baz Halpin, Mark Bracco and Linda Gierahn of Silent House Productions.


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