Is Maya Rudolph The Next Carol Burnett?

“Saturday Night Live” alum Maya Rudolph is getting an hour-long variety special in May, NBC announced this week. While variety shows are a relic of an earlier television era — Carol Burnett, Gary Moore — early reports say it’s a test pilot to see if the show could turn into a recurring series. Rudolph’s experience on the longest running variety show in the US and her musical talents mean the test could easily be a success. The Lorne Michaels-produced show premieres on May 19. For many, Rudolph is best known as the bride in 2011 film “Bridesmaids”, but the same year the film premiered, she ended an 11-year career on SNL. On that show, Rudolph was a multi-dimensional impersonator, mimicking Paris Hilton, Donatella Versace, Condoleezza Rice, Barbra Streisand, Jennifer Lopez, Tyra Banks and Diana Ross.

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