Will Ferrell has earned himself a major accolade. The Kennedy Center has announced it will be honoring Ferrell this year with its 14th annual “Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.” The award ceremony will be taped for TV broadcast, and is basically a fundraising measure for the Kennedy Center. Single tickets cost $1,000 each for the live event.
Nonetheless, “I am truly honored to receive this distinction,” Ferrell said in a press statement. “I will now begin cultivating a Mark Twain-esque moustache in anticipation of the event.”
He’s got some time. The ceremony won’t be held until October 23.
Tina Fey, incidentally, won the award last year.
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