Carol Burnett Answers Audience Questions On ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’
Carol Burnett joined Stephen Colbert on The Late Show on Wednesday night, to promote her new special DVD collection The Carol Burnett Show: The Lost Episodes. However, the comedic legend also received a few surprises of her own.
Carol Burnett on ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’
Colbert hit the stage at the start of his show to take a few questions from his audience. But, the audience had quite the shock when Burnett appeared to raise her hand to ask a question.
“I would like to know why you’re doing this bit?,” Burnett asked, as the audience gave her a standing ovation.
“I wanted to know where you get off doing this bit because — it’s my bit!,” Burnett told Colbert. “For 11 years I would come out and take questions with the audience, so really it’s mine, I own this.”
The host decided to hand the stage over to Burnett and she proceeded to answer a few of the audience questions.
“Can you do your Tarzan yell?,” one fan asked.
Burnett was happy to do her famous Tarzan screech, while a shirtless Tarzan lookalike hilariously applauded from the middle of the aisle.
The comedian later received her own surprise when Kevin Spacey took the stage to read her a special poem, using the voice of her late idol Jimmy Stewart.
“Since we’re celebrating the release of the Lost Episodes, well I found the lost poem,” Spacey said in his Jimmy Stewart accent, while donned in thick glasses.
Spacey brought Burnett to tears as he read the poem titled “Carol,” which was a tribute to her work.
“The drinks are on me all night at the bar because Carol Burnett is still comedy’s greatest star,” the poem concluded.