Looks Like Many "Pleasant Tomorrow’s" for Comedian Tina Fey!
Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock star Tina Fey is set to receive the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, a huge accomplishment in the comedy world, according to The Kennedy Center.
Fey will be the third woman in 13 years to receive this honor, following in the footsteps of comedic greats Lily Tomlin and Whoopi Goldberg. Now that’s some serious girl power!
Tina, who has been awarded six Emmy’s and two Golden Globes for her show 30 Rock (which she writes, produces and stars in) spent 9 years on SNL bringing us the best of the Weekend Update and her now famous inpersonations of Republican vice-presidential wanna be Sarah Palin.
The Mark Twain Prize was first established in 1998 and was created to honor those American’s who have impacted the society in a positive way that can be comparable to 19th century literary great, Mark Twain, who is best known for his novels “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.”
Some of the other winners of this award include Bill Cosby, George Carlin, Steve Martin and Neil Simon.When Tina, who is the youngest winner of this award at 40, learned she would be receiving the award, she joked “I assume Betty White was disqualified for steroid use.”
That’s why we love her!