Mama is out of the closet and hitting the "road" with Vicki Lawrence in Vicki Lawrence and Mama" A Two-Woman Show. The show is a mixture of stand-up comedy, music and Vicki's observations about real life.
The multi-talented entertainer is mostly known for her acting and comedic talents, but she also earned a gold record for the 1973 hit, The Nights The Lights Went Out In Georgia. Vicki also became one of the few successful female game show hosts when she took on the daytime version of Win, Lose of Draw. She further perfected her hosting skills with her own daytime talk show, Vicki in the mid '90s, becoming the only talk show host since Oprah to be nominated for an Emmy in her freshman year.
Vicki spent 11 years with the Carol Burnett Show during which time Vicki created her most endearing character to date, Thelma Harper, or Mama as she is better known to her fans. After the Burnett Show, Vicki went on to star in Mama's Family, which consistently topped the ratings for its entire six-year run of original shows. Mama continues to attain almost a cult status among her legions of loyal television viewers, who still enjoy her in reruns.
On stage Vicki has appeared in numerous productions including Carousel, Send Me No Flowers, No, No Nanette, Hello, Dolly!, Annie Get Your Gun and, most recently, live from the Grand Ole Opry, Nunsense 3: The Jamboree which aired on TNN.
Vicki travels all over the country speaking to women's organizations about her life and career, women's health, and being a woman in a man's world. All the while, she approaches everything with her characteristic sense of humor, reminding us all that "Life is much too serious to be taken seriously!" In 1995 Simon and Schuster published her story. Her autobiography is entitled VICKI! The True Life Adventures of Miss Fireball.
Vicki also has her own line of cosmetics. After more than a year in development, Vicki Lawrence Cosmetics premiered on the Home Shopping Network in June of 2001.