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The Mark Twain Prize

The Mark Twain Prize


A star-studded lineup of the nation's top comedic entertainers will salute Carol Burnett at the 16th Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday, October 20, 2013. The Prize, which is named in honor of one of the world's greatest humorists, will air on PBS stations nationwide November 24, 2013 (check local listings). "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," stated Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein. "We are delighted to pay tribute to this unique and beloved entertainer." Upon learning she will receive the Mark Twain Prize, Carol Burnett remarked, "I can't believe I'm getting a humor prize from the Kennedy Center. It's almost impossible to be funnier than the people in Washington." (Source: PBS)
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Next: 1x02 -- 2014 Mark Twain Prize: Jay Leno (Nov/23/2014)


This special will celebrate this year’s recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor "Jay Leno". From the stage of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, some of the biggest names in comedy will salute the 16th recipient of the prize, which recognizes the humorists who have had an impact on American society. Sunday, November 23, 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET


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Carol Burnett is honored with the 16th Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Among those paying tribute: Julie Andrews; Lucie Arnaz; Tony Bennett; Tim Conway; Tina Fey; Rashida Jones; Vicki Lawrence; Amy Poehler; Maya Rudolph; Martin Short; and Rosemary Watson. From the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.


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Warning: The Mark Twain Prize guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Documentary
Genre: Celebrities | Comedy
Status: Returning Series
Network: PBS ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 120 Minutes
Premiere: November 24, 2013
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