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Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Articles

Jay Leno to Receive America’s Top Humor Prize

Jay Leno may have retired from The Tonight Show and handed the reins to fellow funny man Jimmy Fallon back in February, but he’s still known as being among the funniest people around. He will be awarded for his uncanny …

Carol Burnett’s Rise from Ashes
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The groundbreaking comedienne, Carol Burnett, won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in October and the ceremony will air on PBS on Sunday, Nov. 24. The 80-year-old Burnett’s rise to fame began from humble beginnings and a troubled childhood. …

80-Year-Old Carol Burnett Receives Coveted Comedic Award
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Carol Burnett became one of the few women to receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor late last month. Fellow comedians including Martin Short, Tina Fey, Rashida Jones, Amy Poehler and long-time collaborator Vicki Lawrence filled the Kennedy Center …

Carol Burnett Wins Mark Twain Prize

Carol Burnett has been a leading lady of funny for 50 years, acting, singing and staring in her variety show, The Carol Burnet Show. Because of Burnett’s comedic prowess, the iconic star was presented with the Mark Twain Prize for …