Created in 1998 by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Mark Krantz, Peter Kaminsky and Bob Kaminsky and John Schreiber, the Mark Twain prize recognizes the art of humorists who have had an impact on American society in ways similar to the distinguished 19th century novelist and essayist best known as Mark Twain.Visit Mark Twain Prize Website
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Salute Jay Leno, the 17th recipient of the annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
Salute comedic icon Carol Burnett, recipient of the 16th Mark Twain Prize for American Hum
Ellen DeGeneres: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize.
Tina Fey: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize
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Chelsea Handler thanks Jay Leno for everything.
Jay Leno thanks everyone for the 2014 Mark Twain Prize.
Jimmy Fallon thanks Jay Leno for everything.
Steve Martin talks about Tina Fey's comedic genius
Robin Williams and Billy Crystal honor 2001 Mark Twain Prize winner Whoopi Goldberg.
Robin Williams honors comedian Billy Crystal at the 2007 Mark Twain Prize ceremony.
Meet Tim Conway and hear what he has to say about Carol Burnett
Performers of the 2013 Mark Twain Prize share their funniest moments with Carol Burnett.
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Check out the upcoming 2014 Mark Twain Prize honoring Jay Leno.
Celebrate the work of Carol Burnett airing Friday, January 3, 2014.
Airs Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.
Entertainers honor the late George Carlin, recipient of the 11th Mark Twain Prize.
Airs October 31 at 9pm ET
On Nov. 9 Tina Fey receives The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize.