September 2017 - Let Us Entertain You: An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin has been making audiences laugh for more than 40 years with her eccentric characters, stand-up comedy, and shrewd social commentary. Now, she brings her most beloved characters together in one show. See the “greatest hits” of one of the most influential comedians in history when An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin comes to Popejoy Hall on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 8:00 PM.
Tomlin got her start on the NBC sketch comedy show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. There, she quickly made a name for herself portraying quirky and irreverent characters like Ernestine the phone operator and five-year- old Edith Ann. Tomlin draws from a wealth inspiration, parodying everything from late-night infomercials to sorority girls, her work offers social commentary and pokes fun at American popular culture.
Many of Tomlin’s characters date back to her Laugh-In days and have been reprised throughout her career. An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin is an unforgettable comedy show that includes many of the memorable, poignant, and hilarious characters that have kept audiences laughing for decades.
Beyond her stand-up career, Tomlin has found success with works like the one-woman show, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, and films The Incredible Shrinking Woman and 9 to 5. Currently, she stars on Netflix’s Grace and Frankie alongside Jane Fonda as an aging, newly-divorced hippie navigating the single life for the first time in decades.