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Though her show has been off the air for almost 30 years, Carol still has millions of superfans ...including Hollywood comedians and one of Oprah's staff members.

The night before Carol landed in Chicago, Oprah says she ran into Brian, a senior associate producer of The Oprah Show, in the hallway. He told her he hadn't slept in two days. "I said, 'Really? Are you an insomniac?' He said, 'No, Carol Burnett's coming on.' And I said, 'Why haven't you slept?' And he said, 'I just love her so much!'"

So Oprah decided to plan a little surprise for Brian. "I'm going to bring him out here just for this moment so he can get some sleep," she says.

Brian walks onstage and gets a big hug from his comedic idol!



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FROM: Jim Carrey, Carol Burnett and Steve Carell
Published on February 18, 2008

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