The comedy world is ferociously competitive, and for female comics it's even harder to break into such a male-dominated world. One such person was Carol Burnett, whose life is profiled in this entry in the BIOGRAPHY series. Burnett certainly paid her dues, with years of hard work spent taking small roles in interminable TV comedies. But Burnett got her big break by building up a considerable reputation for herself, then exploding into the national consciousness with THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW. Her life and work are discussed here, alongside some sidesplitting clips from many of Burnett's finest shows.