Ellen DeGeneres receives Twain humor prize,
Ellen DeGeneres received the Mark Twain Prize for humor Monday night at the Kennedy Center, but the all-star tribute was as much about the joyful comedian’s landmark personal revelation as about her comedic talents.
all i can say is - good for her!
Pop singer Jason Mraz put his praise for Ellen in somewhat awkward verse: ‘In the fight for equality, welcome aboard. We appreciate your comedy, you deserve this award.’ Then he sang a song including a word infrequently heard at the Kennedy Center and guaranteed to be bleeped from the PBS broadcast.
For all the talk of equal rights, DeGeneres is just the fourth woman to receive the Twain Prize in its 15 years, following Whoopi Goldberg, Tomlin and Tina Fey.