"The Kennedy Center is pleased to present George Carlin with The Mark Twain Prize," said Kennedy Center Chairman Stephen A. Schwarzman. "In his lengthy career as a comedian, writer, and actor, George Carlin has not only made us laugh, but he makes us think. His influence on the next generation of comics has been far-reaching."
Tickets go on sale Aug. 11, for the event to be held Nov. 10 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. It’ll air on PBS next February. Related press: Washington Post.