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Jay Leno to get 2014 Mark
Twain Prize for American
Humor at Kennedy Center

Washington Post, by Nelson Pressley

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Posted By:JoniTx, 6/19/2014 3:29:45 AM

Recently retired “Tonight Show” host and longtime stand-up club comedian Jay Leno will receive the Kennedy Center’s 2014 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Leno, 64, is best known for hosting the “The Tonight Show” for 22 years. He left the most hallowed desk in late-night TV barely four months ago, ceding the franchise to Jimmy Fallon. Leno is the 17th person to win the Twain prize, created in 1998 to celebrate a living American humorist. In a statement, incoming Kennedy Center president Deborah F. Rutter called it “one of the foremost awards for achievement in comedy.” “What an honor!” Leno

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blue hen1, 6/19/2014 4:29:30 AM     (No. 9891636)

How come that clown Biden hasn´t won this?

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Posted By: JoniTx- 6/19/2014 3:29:45 AM     Post Reply
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