Actress and comedienne Lily Tomlin live in concert on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 4 pm at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Tomlin will take the audience on a comedic trip with more than a dozen of her timeless characters—from Ernestine to Mrs. Beasley to Edith Ann. There will be a special pre-show performance at 2pm by the New Jersey Gay Men’s Chorus in the upstairs lobby of the State Theatre. Tickets range from $35-75.
Tomlin has been a major force in American comedy since the late 1960s when she began a career as a standup comedian. In 1971, Tomlin released her first comedy album, This Is A Recording, which consisted of her character Ernestine’s run-ins with customers over the phone. The album was #15 on the Billboard Hot 200, becoming the highest-charting album ever by a solo comedian. She was awarded a Grammy® that year for Best Comedy Recording. Her other albums include, And That’s The Truth and Modern Scream.
Her career has spanned television, comedy recordings, Broadway, and motion pictures, enjoying acclaimed success in each medium. She has starred in such films as Nashville, Nine to Five, All of Me, The Beverly Hillbillies, and I Heart Huckabees. Her notable television roles include Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In as a cast member from 1970–73, Ms. Frizzle on The Magic School Bus, Kay Carter-Shepley on Murphy Brown, and Deborah Fiderer on The West Wing.
For tickets or more information, call the State Theatre ticket office at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit online at www.StateTheatreNJ.org. The State Theatre ticket office, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10am to 6pm; Wednesday 11am to 7pm; Saturday 1pm to 5pm; and at least three hours prior to curtain on performance dates unless otherwise specified. For information on group outings and discounts, call 732-247-7200, ext. 517. Some additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.
Tomlin is set to co-star with Jane Fonda in a comedy series for NETFLIX (see video)