They shared a sound stage together for a decade on CBS Television's wildly popular The Carol Burnett Show. Now, Tim Conway and Harvey Korman are sharing a concert stage while touring together…again.
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Billed as "Tim Conway and Harvey Korman: Together Again," the name is an obvious reference to the huge success they achieved while being core performers of Burnett's variety series from 1967 to 1978.
Conway and Korman will re-create five sketches from the show, as well as individual stand-up routines from the veteran comics. The pairing seems like such a natural.
"It brings back a special time in television. People remember that show, and they want to see Tim and Harvey perform together again," said agent Marty Klein-not missing another opportunity to promote the show's title. "Who can forget how Tim's antics would break Harvey up spontaneously on the Burnett show. It still happens almost every night in this show."
Conway became a regular on the Steve Allen Show in the 1950s before becoming a featured performer in McHale's Navy. Conway found himself a sought-after guest performer, appearing on virtually every national television variety show for the next 20 years and starred in three variety specials of his own. Of all his accomplishments, Conway has said he is most proud of the 11 years he spent on The Carol Burnett Show.
Korman's greatest gift may be his versatility. He can be a quintessential "straight man" grabbing laughs with just an expression on his face, or he is equally comfortable doing a monologue. He earned four Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for his work on The Carol Burnett Show, and he starred in his own show in 1977. Korman was also an in-demand guest star during the heyday of the variety television show from the 1960s through the 1980s. BIO'S:
Tim Conway: born 12/15/33
The Steve Allen Show (1961)
McHale's Navy (1962-66)
The Tim Conway Show (1970)
The Tim Conway Comedy Hour (1970)
The Carol Burnett Show (1975-79)
The Tim Conway Show (1980-81)
Ace Crawford, Private Eye (1983)
Tim is known to his peers as "the comedian's comedian." One of the most inventive and creative comedy actors, quite often, utilizing his own material, often improvised, his wit, humor and characterization are the focus of as much admiration and appreciation from his fellow performers as they are by the motion picture, television, and stage audiences which consider him one of the funniest men performing today.
Tim was born in Willoughby, Ohio. He had a fast rise in show business from staff member of a Cleveland TV station; he became a regular on The Steve Allen Show, a featured performer on McHales Navy television series, and eventually became a regular performer on The Carol Burnett Show. Tim starred of his own TV shows and has won five Emmy Awards.
Tim's television career has spanned thirty five years. His credits include; The Steve Allen Show, McHales Navy, Rango, one situation comedy and three variety show, including; The America, guest performances on every major variety show, including; The Hollywood Palace, Garry Moore, Glen Campbell, Sonny and Cher, Sammy Davis, Kraft Music Hall, and many guest appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. He appeared on several ABC Specials, including Roll Freddy Roll. His present appearances find him on Married With Children, Coach, Bill Cosby, and a host of appearances on Jay Leno. He also won an Emmy in 1997 for his guest appearance on "Coach". He is most proud of the eleven years that he appeared on the Carol Burnett Show, for which he won his four Emmy Awards.
Tim's movie career includes; The Billion Dollar Hobo, They Went That Way And That Way, The Prize Fighter, The Private Eyes, and The Long Shot. All of which he wrote. He also appeared in Disney's; Worlds Greatest Athlete, The Apple Dumpling Gang, The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again, Gus, and The Shaggy DA. Recent features include: Speed II and Dear God.
Tim's nightclub career includes 182 performances as Felix in, The Odd Couple. He also starred in Just For Laughs, A Day With Gates and Mills, a play which he wrote and toured in for twenty weeks and 130 performances.
Tim's commercial career includes many major products including, Pepsi Cola, Frito Lay, Goodrich, Chase Manhattan Bank, Shakey's, and many others. He was presented a Cleo for his effort in the Chase Manhattan Bank spots. He is currently the commercial spokesman for Nestle Candy and Perkins Food.
Tim has recently found a welcome market in home video with his very successful character, Dorf. Tim has produced six Dorf video tapes, with two of them, Dorf On Golf and Dorf Goes Fishing, reaching the Platinum sales level. His latest release is Dorf on Baseball. Tim and Harvey Korman also combined comedy forces to produce the video Tim and Harvey in the Great Outdoors.
Tim received his star on Hollywood's "Walk of Fame" in 1989.
Tim is an active member of several charities including various drug abuse programs, the Spastic Children's Foundation, and is the co-founder of the Don MacBeth Memorial Jockey Fund to aid injured and disabled jockeys.
Harvey Herschel Korman; born February 15, 1927, in Chicago, IL.
Mr. Korman received the Golden Globe Award in 1975 and many Emmy Awards all for “The Carol Burnett Show”.
Among many roles, Harvey was the voice of the Great Gazoo in the animated series “The Flintstones” (ABC, 1960); he starred on “The Danny Kaye Show” (CBS 1964-67), “The Carol Burnett Show” (CBS 1966-67), “The Harvey Korman Show” (ABC 1978) and “The Tim Conway Show” (CBS 1980-81) just to mention a few.
Harvey has also appeared on: “The Munsters” (1964), “The Muppet Show” (1976), “Mama’s Family” (1983-84), “The Dick Van Dyke Show;” and, more recently, “Ellen,” “Suddenly Susan,” and “E.R.”
His film appearances include among many: “Blazing Saddles,” Warner Bros., 1974, “History of the World – Part I,” Twentieth Century Fox, 1981, “Trail of the Pink Panther,” Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1982, “Curse of the Pink Panther,” Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1983, “Dracula, Dead and Loving It,” Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1995.
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