Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

American comedian Jay Leno reacts during an interview with the Associated Press in Jerusalem, Wednesday, May 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Jay Leno to win nation’s top humor prize in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly retired from “The Tonight Show,” Jay Leno is now being awarded the nation’s top humor prize for following in the tradition of satire and social commentary of Mark Twain, the Kennedy […]

06/18/2014

Carol Burnett is honored with the Mark Twain Prize at the Kennedy Center on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)

Carol Burnett receives top US humor prize in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Carol Burnett launched her namesake variety show in the 1960s, one TV executive told her the genre was “a man’s game.” She proved him wrong with an 11-year run that averaged […]

10/21/2013

Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett to win top US humor prize in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Carol Burnett, who became famous for playing a variety of characters in sketch comedy routines on her namesake television show, was named the winner of the nation’s top humor prize on Tuesday. […]

05/21/2013