2018 Recipient: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Premiered Monday, November 19 at 9/8c on PBS.

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Celebrate the work of beloved actress, comedian, and producer Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Jerry Seinfeld | Julia Louis-Dreyfus 2018
Mark Twain Prize

Jerry Seinfeld | Julia Louis-Dreyfus 2018

Jerry Seinfeld Performs at the Julia Louis-Dreyfus Mark Twain Prize.

Larry David | Julia Louis-Dreyfus 2018
Mark Twain Prize

Larry David | Julia Louis-Dreyfus 2018

Larry David Performs at the Julia Louis-Dreyfus Mark Twain Prize.

Veep | Julia Louis-Dreyfus 2018
Mark Twain Prize

Veep | Julia Louis-Dreyfus 2018

The cast of Veep congratulate Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Tina Fey | Julia Louis-Dreyfus 2018
Mark Twain Prize

Tina Fey | Julia Louis-Dreyfus 2018

Tina Fey Performs at the Julia Louis-Dreyfus Mark Twain Prize.

Jack Johnson | Julia Louis-Dreyfus 2018
Mark Twain Prize

Jack Johnson | Julia Louis-Dreyfus 2018

Jack Johnson Performs at the Julia Louis-Dreyfus Mark Twain Prize.

Stephen Colbert | Julia Louis-Dreyfus 2018
Mark Twain Prize

Stephen Colbert | Julia Louis-Dreyfus 2018

Stephen Colbert Performs at the Julia Louis-Dreyfus Mark Twain Prize.

Kumail Nanjiani | Julia Louis-Dreyfus 2018

Kumail Nanjiani | Julia Louis-Dreyfus 2018

Kumail Nanjiani Performs at the Julia Louis-Dreyfus Mark Twain Prize.

Keegan-Michael Key | Julia Louis-Dreyfus 2018

Keegan-Michael Key | Julia Louis-Dreyfus 2018

Keegan-Michael Key Performs at the Julia Louis-Dreyfus Mark Twain Prize.

Elaine Dance | Julia Louis-Dreyfus 2018

Elaine Dance | Julia Louis-Dreyfus 2018

Ilana Glazer & Abbi Jacobson perform the "Elaine Dance."

The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor salutes Julia Louis-Dreyfus. The program premiered Monday, November 19 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide. The special, recorded at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on October 21, features a star-studded cast of Louis-Dreyfus’ friends, admirers and collaborators including Stephen Colbert, Bryan Cranston, Tina Fey, Ilana Glazer, Tony Hale, Abbi Jacobson, Keegan-Michael Key, Kumail Nanjiani, and Jerry Seinfeld. The evening pays tribute to the humor and accomplishments of the television icon.

Meet The All Star Cast

"Humor must not professedly teach, and it must not professedly preach, but
it must do both if it would
live forever."
— Mark Twain

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