The Paley Center for Media, announced that it will celebrate some of the greatest comedic moments and legends in television at this year’s The Paley Honors: A Special Tribute to Television’s Comedy Legends.
The Paley Center For Media’s event will take place on November 21 at 6:30pm at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. The Paley Honors will acknowledge the unique power of comedy to connect us, to make complex issues understandable, and remind us of our shared humanity, all through the power of laughter. The evening will highlight groundbreaking comedic moments from sitcoms, scripted comedies, animated series, as well as variety, talk, and sketch shows.
This unforgettable evening will also feature special salutes to some of comedy’s greatest icons including Carol Burnett, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Carl Reiner, and Lily Tomlin. Each of these innovative icons will receive the Paley Honors Award, acknowledging their enduring impact on television comedy. Additional presenters and guests will be announced at a later time. Be sure to stay tuned for future announcements. Some of the stars themselves have chimed in over the honor.
“I don’t think there’s anybody getting a bigger kick out of reading this release than myself. Maybe some of the others, but I know definitely me,” said Carl Reiner. “I am thrilled to be in such great company,” said Carol Burnett.