DAD IS GREAT, HE GIVES US CHOCOLATE CAKE: Back in May 2007, I complained loudly about Billy Crystal being awarded the Kennedy Center's annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, a sort of lifetime achievement award for comedy, ahead of a long list of more worthy names. The first name on that list was George Carlin, and he became last year's honoree, with the ceremony itself held after his death.
The second name on my list? Bill Cosby, who has now been announced as the 2009 honoree. The ceremony will be held in October, to be televised later on PBS.