Ellen DeGeneres Honored With Mark Twain Award For American Humor

Ellen DeGeneres is the latest to joing a list that includes Bill Cosby, Tina Fey, and Will Ferrell, as she became the latest recipient of the Mark Twain Award For American Humor.

DeGeneres became the 15th recipient of the award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. that was attended by Jane Lynch, John Krasisnski, and Kristin Chenoweth.

Accompanied by her wife, Portia Di Rossi, DeGeneres admitted on the red carpet at the event that she was thrilled with the prize, insisting, “I’m flattered. It’s fantastic. Of course I think, ‘What took so long?’ You don’t do it for awards, you do it to make people happy.”

Other funny people who have received the award in the past include Steve Martin, Billy Crystal, Lorne Michaels, and Whoopi Goldberg.


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