2013 Mark Twain Prize Recipient Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett, award-winning actress and best-selling author, is widely recognized by the public and her peers for her work on stage and screen, most notably The Carol Burnett Show.
The 16th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
A star-studded lineup of the nation’s top comedic entertainers will salute Carol Burnett at the 16th Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday, October 20, 2013. The Prize, which is named in honor of one of the world’s greatest humorists, will air on PBS stations nationwide October 30, 2013 (check local listings).
“From her television program and appearances, as well as her performances on Broadway and in film, Carol Burnett has entertained generations of fans with her vibrant wit and hilarious characters,” stated Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein. “We are delighted to pay tribute to this unique and beloved entertainer.”
Upon learning she will receive the Mark Twain Prize, Carol Burnett remarked, “I can’t believe I’m getting a humor prize from the Kennedy Center. It’s almost impossible to be funnier than the people in Washington.”
As a recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, Carol Burnett will receive a copy of an 1884 bronze portrait bust of Mark Twain sculpted by Karl Gerhardt (1853-1940) at the awards ceremony on October 20, 2013. The event is created by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and executive producers Bob Kaminsky, Peter Kaminsky, Mark Krantz, and Cappy McGarr. Executive Talent Managers: David Paley and Cat Del Buono. Logistics Specialist: Billy Amato. This will mark Bermuda Limousine International 7th year with this event.