NBC to Celebrate Carol Burnett's 90th Birthday With Star-Studded TV Special
NBC will pay tribute to comedy icon Carol Burnett with Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter Love — a two-hour special celebrating Burnett's 90th birthday. The special will be filmed at Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles and will air Wednesday, April 26 at 8pm ET/PT (streaming next day on Peacock).
Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter Love will look back on some of the most memorable moments of Burnett's legendary career, from her Broadway debut in Once Upon a Mattress, to her iconic role as Miss Hannigan in Annie, to her acclaimed sketch comedy series The Carol Burnett Show, which ran for 11 seasons on CBS.
Joining Burnett for the television event will be a lineup of A-list celebrities, including musical performances by Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter, Jane Lynch, Katy Perry, Kristin Chenoweth and more. There will also be guest appearances by 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, Susan Lucci, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Vicki Lawrence, among others.
"I'm so excited NBC decided to throw me a birthday party and invited all of my closest friends," Burnett said in a statement. "I can't wait to look back at so many wonderful moments throughout my career, I feel so lucky to share this night with everyone."