Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tina Fey wins Mark Twain prize

I realize this isn't a big deal in the scheme of things, but I love funny women and I think they often go unrecognized for their work, sooo ... a big congratulations to Tina Fey for being named this year's recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor!

If you're unfamiliar with that award, it is "America’s foremost award for humor, presented annually by The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to an individual who has made a significant contribution to American humor." Fey becomes the third woman to receive the award since it started being given out in 1998. The other two are Whoopi Goldberg (2001) and Lily Tomlin (2003). Fey is also the youngest person to receive the award.

Love this from Fey's statement: "I assume Betty White was disqualified for steroid use."

From the Kennedy Center's site: "The Kennedy Center will present the 13th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to Tina Fey on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. The award, named to honor one of the world’s greatest humorists, and will feature a lineup of the biggest names in comedy, and will be taped for television broadcast."

Read more about Fey and the award's history here.

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