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Mark Twain Prize is the official web video home for the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the annual award ceremony that honors one of America's leading comedic figures for their life's work in entertainment. This prestigious award is given by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and was first presented in 1998 to comedian and actor Richard Pryor. Since then, the Prize has been given to Whoopi Goldberg, Bob Newhart, Lily Tomlin, Steve Martin, George Carlin, Bill Cosby, and Tina Fey. The award is presented every year at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall in Washington DC, where the evening's events are recorded for public viewing and broadcast on PBS. The ceremony changes every year, with each year's honoree being celebrated by a collection of his or her contemporaries. The Mark Twain Prize is an important award that highlights achievement in American comedy, and the ceremony always offers a grand display of comedic wit and talent.

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AIRED ON 10/30/2012

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