Wednesday, October 24, 2012
PBS will air “Ellen DeGeneres: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize” on October 30. This is presented to individuals who have made a significant contribution to American Comedy.
Previous recipients of the Mark Twain Prize include Richard Pryor, Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Martin, Billy Crystal, George Carlin, Bill Cosby, Tina Fey and Will Ferrell. Not a bad group to be a part of if you are a comedienne.
Ellen who rose to fame through stand up and sitcoms, began her very popular daytime talk show, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" ten years ago.
Sean Hayes, Jimmy Kimmel, and Jane Lynch will be a part of the Kennedy Center PBS Special where they will congratulate Ellen for her award and her bravery for "coming out of the closet" fifteen years ago.
Go Ellen! Congratulations on this award! You deserve it and more.
Source: ABC News