Tuesday
May
05
2015
1:26 pm
Weather

  Home
  Local News
  State / National / World
  Sports
  Opinion / Letters
  Business
  Arts / Entertainment
  Lifestyle
  Obituaries
  Calendar
  Submit Event
  Comics / Games
  Classifieds
  DJ Designers
  Archives
  Advertise With Us
  About Us
 
 
 
 
Fallon to lead honors as Leno wins top humor prize
August 28, 2014, 05:00 AM The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Jimmy Fallon will lead top comedians in saluting his “Tonight Show” predecessor Jay Leno with the nation’s top humor prize in October at the Kennedy Center in Washington.

The performing arts center announced Wednesday that Fallon will join Chelsea Handler, Jerry Seinfeld, Wanda Sykes, Betty White, Kevin Eubanks and others in honoring Leno with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Leno will receive the prize during a performance by his fellow comedians on Oct. 19 in Washington. The show will be broadcast nationally Nov. 23 on PBS stations.

The prize recognizes people who have had an impact on American society through their humor and social commentary in the tradition of Samuel Clemens, the writer and satirist better known as Twain. Past recipients include Carol Burnett, Ellen DeGeneres and Bill Cosby.

 

 

Tags: prize, humor, washington,


Other stories from today:

The case against binge-watching TV
Fallon to lead honors as Leno wins top humor prize
Chris Soules is ABC’s new ‘Bachelor’
 

 
Print this Page Print this Page  |  Bookmark and Share
<< Back
 
Return To Archives
 
  


 
 
 
Daily Journal Quick Poll
 
Are you prepared for a big earthquake?

Yes, all the way
Mostly
I have earthquake insurance
Not at all
Thinking about it

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IS claims responsibility for Texas cartoon attack
CAIRO — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a weekend attack at a center..
Baltimore mayor lifts curfew 6 days after riots
BALTIMORE — Six days after riots sparked by Freddie Gray's death, Baltimore's mayor lifted a cityw..
Community leaders: Nigerian troops kill dozens of civilians
JOS, Nigeria — Nigerian troops have killed dozens of civilians and razed scores of homes to avenge..
More >>  
 
 
  
 
  
 
©2015 San Mateo Daily Journal
Redwood City news