She's Making Media: Lily Tomlin
Monday, June 4, 2012
A true original, Lily Tomlin has commented on life’s absurdities with both edge and humanity, a mix of the darkly humorous and the poignantly insightful. Starting with her breakthrough appearances on one of the seminal programs of its era, Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, Tomlin unleashed her witty and outrageous gallery of idiosyncratic characters on the world and soon became one of the cherished names in comedy. Through a series of highly regarded television specials she solidified her position as one of the top satirists and comedic storytellers, paving the way for her most acclaimed work, the award-winning stage show The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, written by her longtime collaborator, Jane Wagner. In more recent years she has emphasized her abilities as an actress, taking on recurring roles on such series as Damages, Desperate Housewives, The West Wing, and Web Therapy. Lily will talk about her career in television, her commitment to women’s issues, and the creative process that has brought forth her memorable creations, including inquisitive telephone operator Ernestine; precocious child Edith Anne; tasteful Mrs. Earbore; and philosophical bag lady Trudy.
Join the Conversation! We will LIVE tweet this event. Follow @paleycenter and use #PaleyLiveLA to join in. Your tweet will be seen in the widget we add to this page on the day of the event.
Join The Conversation
Other Events in the Series
- Napoleon Dynamite
- A Justified Evening With Elmore Leonard, Timothy Olyphant, and Graham Yost
- Carol Channing: Larger Than Life
- Cougar Town Is Back!
- Justice League: Doom
- “Thank You Music Lovers” A Centennial Salute to Spike Jones: The Godfather of Musical Mayhem
- An Evening with Stephen Schwartz: A Life in Film, Television, and Theater
- Mister Rogers and Me: Mister Rogers Birthday Celebration
- In Plain Sight
- Person of Interest
- Mind Over Media: Are You More Powerful than Propaganda?
- American Masters: Johnny Carson: King of Late Night
- Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV
- An Evening with Up All Night
- An Evening with Days of Our Lives
- An Evening with Craig Ferguson
- MTV’s Teen Wolf: Season Two Premiere Screening & Panel
- An Evening with On Freddie Roach
- MTV’s Awkward. : Season Two Premiere Screening & Panel
- An Evening with Eureka
- Husbands: Season Two Premiere of the Acclaimed Online Sitcom
- The Young and the Restless: Celebrating 10,000 Episodes