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Jay Leno to receive 2014 Mark Twain prize for humor

Jay Leno to receive 2014 Mark Twain prize for humor

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) --The Kennedy Center will award Jay Leno with the 2014 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the nation's top comedy honor.
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Carol Burnett presented Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Carol Burnett presented Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The 16th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor was presented to television icon Carol Burnett at a ceremony in Washington.
Carol Burnett wins Mark Twain Prize for Humor

Carol Burnett wins Mark Twain Prize for Humor

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) -- The 16th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor will be presented to television icon Carol Burnett at a ceremony in Washington this fall.
Funny man Jonathan Winters dead at 87

Funny man Jonathan Winters dead at 87

MONTECITO, Calif., April 12 (UPI) -- Comedian Jonathan Winters has died of natural causes at his home in Montecito, Calif., his official website reported. He was 87.

Neil Simon honored with Twain Prize

NEW YORK, June 15 (UPI) -- Neil Simon, who has written more than 40 Broadway plays, has been selected as this year's recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Steve Martin wins Mark Twain Award

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Actor, comedian, writer and musician Steve Martin was honored with the eighth annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at Washington's Kennedy Center.

Steve Martin to receive Twain Prize

WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- Steve Martin will receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced in Washington Tuesday.

Stars line up for Twain Prize gala

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Chevy Chase, Steve Martin and Paul Simon are to appear at the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize ceremony for Lorne Michaels, organizers said Thursday.

Lorne Michaels to receive Twain Prize

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- The Kennedy Center has announced it will award the seventh annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to "Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels.
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WAP2000102411 - 24 OCTOBER 2000 - WASHINGTON, DC, USA: George Wallace arrives at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, October 24, 2000, to attend the "Mark Twain Prize" ceremony. The prize, awarded to Carl Reiner this year, is awarded to exceptional American humorists. rlw/Roger L. Wollenberg UPI
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The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor has been awarded by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts annually since 1998. It is named after the 19th century novelist, essayist and humorist Mark Twain. The Mark Twain Prize is America’s foremost award for humor, presented annually by The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to an individual who has made a significant contribution to American humor. The prize is presented and taped in The Kennedy Center Concert Hall in Washington DC, during which the honoree is celebrated by his peers.

The first annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor was held on October, 20, 1998 and was presented to legendary comedian Richard Pryor. The first two years of The Mark Twain Prize (Richard Pryor and Jonathan Winters) were taped and broadcast on Comedy Central. Since then, the award presentations have been taped for broadcast on PBS.

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