Ellen DeGeneres to Receive Mark Twain Prize

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 16, 2012 at 9:45 am •  Published: May 15, 2012

Ellen DeGeneres is set to step into rarified air this fall as she's been announced as the 2012 recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

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"The Kennedy Center is happy to recognize Ellen DeGeneres' unique contributions to the world of comedy," stated Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein. "Through her television programs, stand-up appearances, movies, and even commercials, her special brand of humor has allowed us to find hilarity in the mundane and has kept us laughing for years."

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