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Carol Burnett will receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Carol Burnett will receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

By | May 21, 2013 at 12:21 pm | One comment

Iconic comedian Carol Burnett will receive the 16th Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein announced today. "From her television program and appearances, as well as her performances on Broadway and in film, Carol...

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Trailblazing comedian Ellen DeGeneres will receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Trailblazing comedian Ellen DeGeneres will receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

By | May 16, 2012 at 12:20 pm | No comments

Ellen DeGeneres, known for humor that beseeches love and acceptance and her trailblazing gay character on the 90s sitcom Ellen, will receive the nation’s top humor prize this year. The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced that the comedian, actress and host of her...

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Watch the entire Mark Twain tribute to Will Ferrell from PBS

Watch the entire Mark Twain tribute to Will Ferrell from PBS

By | November 1, 2011 at 2:17 pm | No comments

If you missed PBS's presentation of the Mark Twain Prize in American Humor, which was bestowed upon Will Ferrell last night, you're in luckity luck. It seems the fine folks at PBS were nice enough to capture the entire thing and throw it on the old Internet. So, here it is-- in...

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Watch Jack Black’s musical tribute to Will Ferrell at the Mark Twain humor prize ceremony

Watch Jack Black’s musical tribute to Will Ferrell at the Mark Twain humor prize ceremony

By | October 26, 2011 at 10:08 am | No comments

The entire show will air on PBS in four days, but we're excited to offer you this great sneak peek of the ceremony surrounding the Kennedy Center's 14th annual 2011 Mark Twain Prize For American Humor, which honored Will Ferrell this year. On Sunday, Oct. 23, entertainment...

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Will Ferrell to receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Will Ferrell to receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

By | September 15, 2011 at 11:06 am | 3 comments

Will Ferrell has been chosen to receive an award for his achievements in comedy, and it’s kind of a big deal. The prolific comedic actor, writer, and producer will receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, joining the likes of Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Steve Martin,...

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Tina Fey wins Mark Twain award, anwers fan questions; PBS will air event Sunday

By | November 10, 2010 at 11:50 am | No comments

Last night, comedy queen Tina Fey joined the ranks of Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin and Bill Cosby as she was honored with the Mark Twain Prize in American Humor. As you could guess from the partial list of past recipients, Fey is the youngest -- she's 40 -- to snag the award; and...

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Tina Fey to be presented with comedy award; Cosby, Carlin, Pryor are past honorees

By | May 26, 2010 at 5:24 pm | 4 comments

Tina Fey has recently been announced to be the 2010 recipient of the highly prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor; making her the youngest recipient ever for the award. She’s set to receive the prize Nov. 9 in Washington D.C., in a ceremony that in the past has seen...

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