Ellen DeGeneres will be honored with one of America’s top humor prizes during a special event that will be held on Monday in Washington DC. Jane Lynch and John Leguizamo have joined forces with Jimmy Kimmel and Kristin Chenoweth to create a special program for the talented comedienne, says the Associated Press.
Ellen DeGeneres has been entertaining fans with her show for years and, in turn, the American actress will be honored with one of America’s biggest prize for comedy, namely, the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The award will be handed to Ellen during a special event held in Washington DC on Monday. The show will be broadcast on PBS stations on October 30.
A-list entertainers have been selected to perform during the show, so Ellen DeGeneres could have a memorable night. Jason Mraz, John Krasinski and Sean Hayes are some of the stars that have been included in the lineup, but there are many other celebrities who will walk up the stage to honor the comedienne.
Ellen DeGeneres discovered she wanted to make people laugh when she first performed as a comedy club emcee in her native New Orleans. Several years and couple of movies later, the actress was declared America’s first female comedian and was invited to Johnny Carson’s late night show to talk about herself. “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” is now one of the most watched comedy shows of America providing Ellen with additional reasons to feel entitled to the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
Readers who are familiar with Mark Twain’s works understand that the prize is meant to commemorate the long tradition of American satire and social commentary. Among the illustrious celebrities who received this award are also Bill Cosby, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell and Steve Martin.