Coming to PBS this Fall…

The MARK TWAIN PRIZE FOR AMERICAN HUMOR recognizes the art of humorists who have had an impact on American society in ways similar to the distinguished 19th century novelist and essayist,  Mark Twain. Each Fall, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC hosts the Mark Twain Prize event which is recorded and broadcast nationally on PBS. Recent winners have included Bill Murray, Eddie Murphy, Jay Leno, and David Letterman.

Outstanding entertainers will gather in the Kennedy Center to salute Julia Louis-Dreyfus.  The award-winning actress earned worldwide acclaim for her portrayal of Elaine in “Seinfeld,” and as Christine Campbell in “The New Adventures of Old Christine.” She currently stars and executive produces the HBO series “Veep,”


Special appearances include:

  • Stephen Colbert
  • Tina Fey
  • Bryan Cranston
  • Keegan-Michael Key
  • Jerry Seinfeld


The MARK TWAIN PRIZE FOR AMERICAN HUMOR will air nationally on PBS on October 21st at 9PM ET.