Who Has The Remote? Honors Carol Burnett with Artist of the Week Award

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WhoHasTheRemote.com named comedienne Carol Burnett as its Artist of the Week following a New York Times report which confirmed that Ms. Burnett will receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Who Has The Remote? bestows this week’s Artist of the Week award upon acclaimed comedienne Carol Burnett. The decision comes after The New York Times reported on its Arts Beat blog that Ms. Burnett will be the 2013 recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The prize is a great honor, as its namesake is the standard by which eligible comedians are measured. Ms. Burnett will be in good company among former recipients Bob Newhart, Bill Cosby, Steven Martin, and Tina Fey.

Carol Burnett has made numerous contributions to the entertainment industry over the years. She has been in show business since the mid-1950s and received her first Emmy in 1962 for regular appearances on The Garry Moore Show. With her TV roots in variety shows, Ms. Burnett is most well known for her own series, The Carol Burnett Show, which enjoyed a long run from 1967 to 1978 during primetime anytime. She won several Emmy and Gold Globe Awards for the show.

Burnett’s TV and movie roles are many and varied, so one would be hard-pressed to choose just one favorite. Among her most popular roles however, is her portrayal of Miss Hannigan in the 1982 adaptation of Annie. Who Has The Remote? considers her role as the disillusioned orphanage matron, who ironically doesn’t even like children, one of her most successful.

She has been seen recently in cameos on shows like Desperate Housewives and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Some lucky viewers might even catch a 1969 rerun of Ms. Burnett’s appearance on Sesame Street; she was the first celebrity to ever appear on that show.

Who Has The Remote? honors Carol Burnett with its Artist of the Week award for her lifetime accomplishments in the field of comedy. It isn’t surprising that Ms. Burnett is the latest recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. It’s an honor that has been a long time coming.

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