ET caught up with the beloved 82-year-old comedian at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday, where she looked lovely in a green skirt suit -- which she surprisingly paired with a comfy pair of house slippers.
"I have to point out I'm wearing my fuzzy slippers," Burnett told ET. " I will change, I'll put on some nice shoes later, but you, know, the red carpet -- we're here for a while. Why not be comfortable?"
Burnett is receiving the Life Achievement Award at this year's SAG Awards, and she also admitted to ET that she was nervous about receiving the big honor in front of her peers.
“Everyone I'm going to see in the audience I recognize, and that's a little nerve wracking!" she explained.
Two of The Carol Burnett Show star's biggest fans are comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who have praised Burnett for paving the way for women in comedy and will be presenting her with the award. But Burnett stayed modest as ever on her big night.
"Well, they said that and I of course was very flattered, but also what I say is, if I had never been born they'd [still] be doing what they're doing," she said. "They would!"
"We did an hour and fifteen minutes, with all of the costumes changes and musical numbers and all of that, in about two hours," Burnett told ET about the shooting schedule for her classic CBS sketch comedy show. "A lot of these 22-minute shows [these days] will take five or six hours to tape, and that just makes me crazy. It's because they're nitpicking and redoing stuff until there's no spontaneity left. I couldn't do that."