Tracey Ullman: Live and Exposed
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Written byTracey Ullman
Directed byLinda Mendoza
StarringTracey Ullman
Opening theme"They Don't Know"
Ending theme"They Don't Know"
ComposerRichard Gibbs
Country of originUnited States
Executive producers
  • Tracey Ullman
  • Allan McKeown
EditorTammis Chandler
Running time75 minutes
Original networkHBO
Picture format480i (4:3 SDTV)
Original releaseMay 14, 2005 (2005-05-14)

Tracey Ullman: Live and Exposed is an HBO comedy special starring Tracey Ullman. The stage show documents Ullman's rise to fame with reenactments of her childhood as well as her career as a performer. Many of her television characters also appear, along with their origin stories. The characters are performed with no makeup and little costuming.

The special was filmed at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, where it ran for ten performances. The show, which was being readied for a Broadway run, had the working title Tracey's Best Bits.[1]


Home media

The special was released on DVD by HBO Home Video on September 5, 2005 in the United States.[2]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Recipient(s)/Nominee(s) Result Ref(s)
2005 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Picture Editing for a Special (Single or Multi-Camera) Tammis Chandler (editor) Nominated
Outstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special Audrey Futterman-Stern (key hairstylist) Nominated
Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program Tracey Ullman Nominated
Gold Derby Awards Variety Performer Tracey Ullman Nominated
Variety Series Tracey Ullman Live and Exposed Nominated
Online Film & Television Association Best Variety, Musical, or Comedy Special Tracey Ullman: Live and Exposed Nominated


  1. ^ "Tracey Ullman Readies Best Bits for Broadway". Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Tracey Ullman - Live and Exposed". DVD Talk. Retrieved 27 June 2019.