Carol Burnett's Mark Twain Prize Proves Once Again Ladies Aren't Funny
So Carol Burnett just received some fancy-schmancy award for being a funny lady, and many different peoples, including other funny ladies, performed for her because ladies like to band together.
On Sunday, the trailblazing comedienne received the nation's top humor prize at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Top entertainers including Julie Andrews, Tony Bennett, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and others performed in Burnett's honor as she received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
For real we have no beef with Carol Burnett. She is funny, for a lady. And she got famous being "funny" at a time when ladies were really not allowed to be funny.
When Carol Burnett launched her namesake variety show in the 1960s, one TV executive told her the genre was "a man's game." She proved him wrong with an 11-year run that averaged 30 million viewers each week.
Screw you, nameless TV exec. But let's be honest. For every Tina Fey, for every Amy Poehler, for every Carol Burnett, there's a deeply unfunny woman waiting in the wings.
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