Wednesday, May 2, 2007

MAHVELOUS? The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has decided to award the 10th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor -- a sort of lifetime achievement award for comedy -- to Billy Crystal of all people.

Other past winners include Richard Pryor, Carl Reiner, Jonathan Winters, Whoopi Goldberg, Bob Newhart, Lily Tomlin, Lorne Michaels, Steve Martin and Neil Simon. Such a list, I'll note, does not yet include George Carlin, Bill Cosby, David Letterman, Norman Lear, Eddie Murphy, Woody Allen, or Carol Burnett.

But they all can wait until after Crystal's honors, apparently. I hate when that happens.

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