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Will Ferrell Celebrated in The Mark Twain Prize Airing Nationally on PBS

Washington, D.C. — This October, The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize salutes Will Ferrell. The program airs Monday, October 31 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide. Taped at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on October 23, the 90-minute special features a star-studded cast of Ferrell’s friends and colleagues including top entertainers Billie Joe Armstrong of the band Green Day, Ed Asner, Jack Black, Matthew Broderick, Gwen Ifill, Adam McKay, Tim Meadows, Conan O’Brien, John C. Reilly, Paul Rudd, Andy Samberg, Molly Shannon and Ben Stiller. The evening pays tribute to the humor and accomplishments of the television icon and motion picture star.

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Will Ferrell Caricature

The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize salutes Will Ferrell. The program pays tribute to the humor and accomplishments of the television icon and motion picture star.

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Will Ferrell Head Shot

Will Ferrell is the 14th recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

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