ARTS Pick: Lily Tomlin

Since the mid-’60s, Lily Tomlin has been dishing out the laughs through her character-based comedy sketches and stand-up routines. She brings her act to the Paramount on Friday. Publicity photo Since the mid-’60s, Lily Tomlin has been dishing out the laughs through her character-based comedy sketches and stand-up routines. She brings her act to the Paramount on Friday. Publicity photo

With a career spanning more than four decades, Lily Tomlin has earned her legendary status in American comedy. After becoming a household name on “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” in the early ’70s, Tomlin went on to starring roles in TV, film and theater. In 2003, the comedienne extraordinaire joined Richard Pryor, Carl Reiner and Bob Newhart as a recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Thursday 3/19. $49.50-79.50, 8pm. 18-plus. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 979-1333.

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