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In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox - Carol Burnett
In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox
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Comedy legend Carol Burnett tells the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of her iconic weekly variety series, The Carol Burnett Show. Who but Carol Burnett herself has the timing, talent, and wit to pull back the curtain on the Emmy-Award winning show that made television history for eleven... show more
Comedy legend Carol Burnett tells the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of her iconic weekly variety series, The Carol Burnett Show.

Who but Carol Burnett herself has the timing, talent, and wit to pull back the curtain on the Emmy-Award winning show that made television history for eleven glorious seasons? In Such Good Company delves into little-known stories of the guests, sketches and antics that made the show legendary, as well as some favorite tales too good not to relive again. Carol lays it all out for us, from the show's original conception to its evolution into one of the most beloved primetime programs of its generation.

Written with all the charm and humor fans expect from a masterful entertainer like Carol Burnett, In Such Good Company skillfully highlights the elements that made the show so successful in a competitive period when TV variety shows ruled the air waves. Putting the spotlight on everyone from her talented costars to her amazing guest stars—the most celebrated and popular entertainers of their day—Carol crafts a lively portrait of the talent and creativity that went into every episode.

Here are all the topics readers want to know more about, including:
• how the show almost didn't air due to the misgivings of certain CBS vice presidents;
• how she discovered and hired Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner, and Tim Conway;
• anecdotes about guest stars and her close freindships with many of them, including Lucille Ball, Roddy Mcdowell, Jim Nabors, Bernadette Peters, Betty Grable, Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme, Gloria Swanson, Rita Hayworth, and Betty White;
• the people behind the scenes from Bob Mackie, her costume designer and partner in crime, to the wickedly funny cameraman who became a fixture during the show's opening Q&A;
• and Carol's takes on her favorite sketches and the unpredictable moments that took both the cast and viewers by surprise.

This audiobook is Carol's love letter to a golden era in television history through the lens of her brilliant show which won no less than 25 Emmy Awards! Get the best seat in the house as she reminisces about the outrageous tales that made working on the show as much fun as watching it.

Includes cast interviews, a conversation with Dick Cavett from his show, and more!
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Format: audiobook
ISBN: 9780735284876
Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Minutes: 481
Edition language: English
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Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.0 In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox
After listening to Carol Burnett's other memoir This Time Together, I was interested in checking this one out. If this is the first of her books you listen to that cover the years during The Carol Burnett Show, you'll likely like this even more than I did. She narrates the audio herself and does ...
debbiekrenzer
debbiekrenzer rated it
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I had watched a lot of the Carol Burnett shows, but there were a lot that I had missed. They were detailed in the book. Some were very funny, some were so so. I will never forget the iconic spoof of Gone With the Wind where she is wearing that curtain includin...
bookjunkie57
bookjunkie57 rated it
4.0 In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox
I really enjoyed reminiscing with Carol about her 11 years on her show. The relationships that grew out of this time, the pranks and gags, even the processes of putting together a weekly variety show was interesting. The best part about listening to the audiobook was the sound bites and interviews. ...
Wesley Britton's blog
Wesley Britton's blog rated it
5.0 In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox
Without question, if you want to enjoy Carol Burnett’s In Such Good Company, the audio edition is the way to go. Most importantly, Burnett herself is the reader/narrator which allows her personality to shine through from beginning to end. Along the way, we also get audio inserts from archived inte...
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