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14th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor – Will Ferrell

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The Kennedy Center will present the 14th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to Will Ferrell on Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. The award, named to honor one of America’s—and the world’s—greatest humorists, will feature a lineup of the biggest names in entertainment, including Jack Black, Green Day, Larry King, Nathan Lane, Adam McKay, Lorne Michaels, Conan O’Brien, John C. Reilly, Paul Rudd, Maya Rudolph, and Molly Shannon.

This cast of top entertainers will salute Will Ferrell in the Concert Hall at the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The evening will pay tribute to the humor and accomplishments of the television icon and motion picture star.

The broadcast is traditionally a popular special on television, and, each year, the show continues to grow in audience appeal. In addition to the performance and Prize presentation, guests are invited to the post-show dinner reception with the artists, held on the Center’s Roof Terrace Level.

Special Access Packages are available at the $50,000; $25,000; $10,000; and $5,000 levels. Single tickets are $1,000 each.

The proceeds from the evening’s event are used to support the Kennedy Center’s programs, performances and outreach activities.