2008 Mark Twain Prize: George Carlin

The Kennedy Center has announced it will award its 11th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to George Carlin.

"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.

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