• Eddie Murphy to receive Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for Humor

    Eddie Murphy will receive this year’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the Kennedy Center announced. The annual prize is awarded for “a fearless observer of society, who startled many while delighting and informing many more with [an] uncompromising perspective on social injustice and personal folly” according to a release from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Eddie Murphy found a resurgence in media coverage following his

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    Carol Burnett will receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

    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 Burnett has entertained generations of fans with her vibrant wit and hilarious characters,” he says. “We are delighted to pay tribute to this unique and beloved entertainer.” Burnett,

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    Tina Fey, Jimmy Kimmel, Alec Baldwin and Ray Romano honor David Letterman (Videos)

    Though it was filmed Dec. 2, the 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, wherein David Letterman was recognized for his accomplishments in comedy and television, just aired last night on CBS. The Late Show host was honored alongside iconic blues musician Buddy Guy, Dustin Hoffman, Led Zeppelin and ballerina Natalia Makarova, who would become the butt of one of Jimmy Kimmel’s jokes that night. Below we’ve posted a trio of videos

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

    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 self-titled afternoon talk show, will receive the 15th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. She will officially be honored Oct. 22 in a star-studded

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    Will Ferrell to receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

    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, Lorne Michaels as past recipients. The award ceremony will take place Oct. 23 at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and will be

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