Carol Burnett honored by Tina Fey, 'Carol Burnett Show' co-stars at Mark Twain Prize for Humor ceremony
Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Julie Andrews and "Carol Burnett Show" co-stars Vicki Lawrence and Tim Conway were among the many entertainers on hand to pay tribute to the funnywoman, with Fey cracking, "You mean so much to me. I love you in a way that is just shy of creepy."
During her time on stage, Burnett deadpanned, "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."
Burnett also recalls for the AP that when she was launching her variety show, one network executive told her, "'You know, variety is a man's game.' At that time, I understood what he was saying, and I was never one to get angry. I said, 'Well, this is what I know, and this is what I want to do."
The special honoring Burnett will air Sunday, Nov. 24 on PBS.