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Tina Fey to Receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at Kennedy Center

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By Daniel Gates

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Tina Fey will be honored tonight as the youngest ever recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center in Washington.

The first female head writer on “Saturday Night Live” and the force behind celebrated sitcom “30 Rock,” Fey will be feted by notables including Steve Martin, Steve Carell, Jon Hamm and Jennifer Hudson.

Fey is the third woman to get the Twain honor, after Lily Tomlin and Whoopi Goldberg.

Other past honorees include Richard Pryor, Bob Newhart, Bill Cosby, and Fey’s “SNL” boss Lorne Michaels.

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