Lily Tomlin


Program: WVPE Features

Reporter: Tony Krabill

Airdate: 09/24/2010

Actress/Comedienne Lily Tomlin appears on the Saint Mary's College Campus Monday, September 27 as this year's Margaret Hill Endowed Visiting Artist. Tomlin, known for her versatility as an award-winning comedic and dramatic actress, will conduct a master class with Saint Mary's College theatre students in the morning and hold a public lecture that evening.

WVPE's Tony Krabill speaks with Tomlin about her forty-year-plus career from NBC's 1960s comedy-variety hit "Laugh-In," movies like "Nine-to-Five," voicing Miss Frizzle in the mid-1990s on "The Magic School Bus," and her more recent gig on the FX drama "Damages. She also talks about her female comic forebears, her youth in Detroit, and what has changed for women in comedy and acting over the course of her career.

She begins with a description of her master class.

"An Evening with Lily Tomlin" will be held at 7:30 p.m., September 27, in O'Laughlin Auditorium. The event is free to Saint Mary's College, University of Notre Dame and Holy Cross College students, faculty and staff, but tickets are still required. They may go to the Box Office in Moreau Center for the Arts beginning on Wednesday, September 1 to pick up tickets. The general public may purchase tickets, beginning September 6, by going to, by calling (574) 284-4626 or by stopping by the Box Office. Admission is  $14 online, or $13 over the phone or at the Box Office.

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