Carol Burnett to make a stop at the NAC this November

She might be 84 years old, but Carol Burnett is showing no signs of slowing down at all.

The legendary comedian will be coming to the National Arts Centre on Nov. 2 as part of a tour of cities this fall. She’ll also be stopping in Toronto (Oct. 30) and Montreal (Nov. 4).

The appearance announcement follows closely on the heels of the announcement of a new Netflix series featuring Burnett. The 12 episode series is called A Little Help with Carol Burnett and it features Burnett engaged in unscripted comedy with a panel of eight-year-olds as they demonstrate how different generations solve life’s biggest dilemmas. The series is expected to  premiere in 2018.

Her show in Ottawa is called An Evening of Laughter and Reflection Where the Audience Asks the Questions. And she means it. The booking is a pay-off for an on-going push to convince bigger name artists that the NAC and Ottawa is a place they shouldn’t ignore.

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Peter Robb began his connection with the arts community in Ottawa in the mid-1980s when he was the administrator and public relations director of the Great Canadian Theatre Company. After a long career in journalism with the Ottawa Citizen where he served in a number of different posts he returned to the arts when he became the Citizen's arts editor.

  • Red

    My sister and I saw that show. It was a full house and there was a palpable air of excitement amongst the audience as we waited for the curtain to rise. The show started promptly at 8:00 pm (no keeping the audience waiting or any other diva antics from Ms. Burnett) and when Carol Burnett appeared on the stage there was just a wave of pure love and joy.

    What a wonderful time we had! There were a lot of stories, an unexpected appearance from an audience member who dressed up as Scarlet in “Went With The Wind” – yes, curtain rod and all – and videos replaying some hilarious skits, especially of Tim and Harvey. Carol Burnett is as sharp as a tack, as witty and funny as ever, and refreshingly true to herself. This was probably the best evening I have ever had at the NAC.