Mark Twain Comedy Prize for Tina Fey

Tina Fey will receive the Mark Twain Comedy Prize for American Humor, from the Kenedy Center for the Performing Arts. The comedian Tina Fey, 40 years old, is the youngest recipient of the highest comedy award in USA and will be the third female who receives this top award.

The other female comedians that received the Mark Twain comedy Prize are Whoopi Goldberg in 2001 and Lily Tomlin in 2003.

The event will take place on November 9, this being the 13th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, when she will receive a copy of an bronze portrait of Mark Twain by sculptor Karl Gerhardt.

Tina Fey stated that "she's thrilled but assumes Betty White must have been disqualified for steroid use".

The comedian Tina Fey, who was the head writer for Saturday Night Live and known for her impression of Sarah Palin in the same show, creator and star of "30 Rock", will join the Mark Twain Comedy Prize list along with other great names like George Carlin, Richard Pyor, Bill Cosby, Jonathan Winters, Car Reiner, Lorne Michaels, Whoopi Goldberg, Lily Tomlin, Bob Newhart, Steve Martin, Neil Simon and Billy Crystal.

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