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Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Jay Leno To Win Nation's Top Humor Prize

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 06.18.2014 | Comedy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly retired from "The Tonight Show," Jay Leno is now being awarded the nation's top humor prize by the Kennedy Center for the Pe...

The 'First Lady' Of American Comedy Gets Top Honor

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 12.21.2013 | Comedy

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — When Carol Burnett launched her namesake variety show in the 1960s, one TV executive told her the genre was "a ...

Legendary Comedian To Receive 2013 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 07.21.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON — Carol Burnett, who became famous for playing a variety of characters in sketch comedy routines on her namesake television show, was...

Hooray For Ellen!

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 12.22.2012 | Comedy

WASHINGTON — Some of the nation's top comedians hailed Ellen DeGeneres as a trailblazer Monday night as she received the nation's highest humor ...

Comedians To Honor Ellen Degeneres

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 12.03.2012 | Comedy

WASHINGTON — Jimmy Kimmel, Kristin Chenoweth, Steve Harvey and Lily Tomlin have signed on to honor Ellen DeGeneres with tribute performances as ...

Ellen DeGeneres Wins Top Humor Award

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 07.15.2012 | Comedy

WASHINGTON — Ellen DeGeneres, who broke ground in 1997 as the first lead character on prime-time TV to reveal she was gay, is winning the nation...

WATCH: Andy Samberg, Conan O'Brien & More Honor Will Ferrell

Posted 01.01.2012 | Comedy

Were you too busy trick-or-treating to catch Monday night's Mark Twain Prize ceremony honoring Will Ferrell? Well, you're in luck, because PBS has mad...

Will Ferrell Wins Nation's Top Humor Prize At Kennedy Center

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 12.23.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON — Will Ferrell, who refined his impersonation of President George W. Bush on "Saturday Night Live" and later took his presidential ac...

Will Ferrell Officially A Legend

Posted 07.12.2011 | Entertainment

And the 2011 Mark Twain Prize For American Humor goes to Ron Burgundy. And Robert Goulet. And Alex Trebek. And Ricky Bobby. And George W. Bush. And Fr...

From Sex and the City to 30 Rock: Turning Carrie-s Into Lemon-ade

Meredith C. Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Meredith C. Carroll

Liz Lemon is like a modern-day, less-toxic Carrie Bradshaw. She is mostly pitied by her friends and co-workers, but she has enough self-awareness to take action and go after what works for her.