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The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

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From the Ceremony

On October 15, 2001, Whoopi Goldberg was fêted by an all-star cast of her peers as she was awarded the 2001 Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The ceremony was broadcast on PBS stations nationwide on November 21st [check your local listings for information on rebroacast] but you can take a sneak peak at some of the evening's funnier moments.

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Harry Belafonte
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Alan King
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Bruce Vilanch
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Cedric the Entertainer 1
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Caroline Rhea
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Wanda Sykes 1
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Wanda Sykes 2
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Cedric the Entertainer 2
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