Carol Burnett, best known for her long-running variety show, will be honored this October at the Kennedy Center in Washington.
Will Ferrell is lauded as being a fearless comedian with a sharp eye for the quirks of American culture, but some say he lacks the gravitas to be a national prize-winner.
Tina Fey is the youngest (and the third woman) to win of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
Tina Fey joins the ranks of Bill Cosby, Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin and others who have won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
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