The Paley Center to honor living legends of comedy: Carol Burnett, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Carl Reiner, and Lily Tomlin

The Paley Honors: A Special Tribute to Television’s Comedy Legends. is happening Nov. 21, 2019, in Beverly Hills.

And legends they are, assembling for one night only: Carol Burnett, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Carl Reiner and Lily Tomlin.

“From the hilarious antics of Carol Burnett, Bob Newhart, Carl Reiner, and Lily Tomlin to Norman Lear’s unique ability to highlight the important social issues of the day, the marriage of comedy and television has brought so much joy to generations of television audiences,” said Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center’s President and CEO. “We’re thrilled to pay special tribute to the comedic trailblazers who left their indelible mark on television.”

Each of these innovative icons will receive the Paley Honors Award, and expect additional all-star comedy icons to attend either to present the awards or just to pay tribute.

“I don’t think there’s anybody getting a bigger kick out of reading this release than myself.  Maybe some of the others, but I know definitely me,” said Reiner.

“I am thrilled to be in such great company,” said Burnett.

This year’s event will help endow the creation of the Paley Center’s Comedy Collection, a unique compendium of programs and groundbreaking comedic moments preserved as part of the Paley Archive, the world’s largest publicly accessible archive of TV and radio programming. The evening will also benefit the Paley Center’s ongoing Education Programs.

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