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Vicki Lawrence became famous for her role of "mama" (Thelma Harper) on 'The Carol Burnett Show.' In this clip, Vicki talks about whether she sees herself as a role model for women in comedy along with Carol Burnett. Vicki is hesitant at first, but admits actor Jane Lynch ('Best In Show,' 'Glee') wrote her a fan letter when she was 11 years old.
Vicki Lawrence is currently touring North America with her production of 'Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two Woman Show.'
In this clip, Vicki talks about...
"I know Carol was a huge role model for a lot of comedians."
Fans who grew up to be well-known comedians
"I didn't ever think about it...Jane Lynch says she wrote me a fan letter when she was 11 years old. I answered her and told her to keep up the good work!"