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Lily Tomlin

When: Wed., Feb. 3, 8 p.m. 2016

LILY TOMLIN

CAROLINA THEATRE, DURHAM

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3

In September, the comedian and actress Lily Tomlin will turn 77, a number that may be surprising if you've seen her glowing, vibrant turn opposite Jane Fonda in the recent Netflix series Grace and Frankie, or in last year's film Grandma. In the former, Tomlin plays a weed-and-yoga-loving hippie whose husband bails after 40 years of marriage to wed his law partner. Tomlin, in turn, embraces Twitter, vlogging and bar hopping, at least for a night. And in Grandma, Tomlin is the brilliantly sardonic, seething caretaker of a pregnant granddaughter in need of $630 for an abortion. Like Tomlin, the character seems chronically incapable of fear, conditioned to never accept no from anyone. In both cases, Tomlin seems not like a near-octogenarian who has won Grammy, Kennedy Center, Emmy and Tony awards but instead a much younger actress with something left to prove. A comedic treasure for nearly half a century, Tomlin has long shone through stand-up, which she returns to onstage tonight. 8 p.m., $37$155,

309 W. Morgan St., Durham, 919-560-3030,

www.carolinatheatre.org.Grayson Haver Currin

Price: $37-$155

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