Summary: 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 11 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 airwaves. 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…Read more.
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Carol Burnett: In Such Good Company Audio Book Summary
Written by the talented actress and comedian Carol Burnett, most famous for her wildly popular hit show, The Carol Burnett Show, her audiobook In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox is a memoir of sorts that focuses on the eleven year run of her hit television series.
A riveting and hilarious look behind the scenes of her show, Burnett tells a series of tales and anecdotes surrounding the production of the immensely popular series. She gives credit to many of the key players involved, from her co-producers and fellow actors and actresses, to her long list of guest stars that appeared on the show over the years.
Written with her signature comedic voice that was a major part of what made her show so successful, In Such Good Company is a must read for any Carol Burnett fan, or for anyone interested in getting a behind the scenes look at what it takes to produce a hit show than runs for nearly three hundred episodes.
At points, the book is surprisingly tender and intimate, while at others it is laugh out loud funny, causing you to be on the edge of your seat as you turn each page, getting valuable insight into what is commonly viewed as one of the best eras in television history. Few tv programs can run successfully for more than a decade, and this book explains the details of the secret sauce, so to speak, that made everything work.
The audiobook is published by Random House and features Burnett herself as the narrator, making it a must-listen favorite for any and all of her fans. With stories that range from the the show’s inception and how it almost didn’t air thanks to executive misgivings, to how she found and hired her key associates, to anecdotes about her guests and people behind the scenes, this is a great listen!