Celebrating Jay Leno
Jay Leno: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize airs on PBS stations nationwide on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET. (Check local listings).
The 2014 Mark Twain Prize
A lineup of top entertainers, including Garth Brooks, Kevin Eubanks, Jimmy
The 17th Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize, sponsored by Capital One®, focuses on the achievements of American comedic artists. The proceeds from the evening’s event are used to support the Kennedy Center’s programs, performances, and outreach. As the recipient of the 2014 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, Mr. Leno will receive a copy of an 1884 bronze portrait bust of Mark Twain sculpted by Karl Gerhardt (1853-1940). The bust and images of it are courtesy of the Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford, Connecticut.
Along with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the creators and executive