Julie Andrews, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey to Honor Carol Burnett at the Kennedy Center

A stellar lineup will celebrate Burnett at this year’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on October 20.

By: Sophie Gilbert

Photograph of Burnett by Helga Esteb/Shutterstock.

The guest list for this year’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor has just been announced, and it’s a veritable who’s who of funnywomen (oh, and Tony Bennett). Julie Andrews, Lucie Arnaz, Bennett, Tim Conway, Tina Fey, Rashida Jones, Vicki Lawrence, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short, Rosemary Watson, and more will be on hand to fete this year’s recipient: actress, singer, and comedian Carol Burnett.

This is the 16th annual Mark Twain Prize, and the first time ever the award has been given to two women in a row (last year’s ceremony honored Ellen DeGeneres—read more about it in our earlier post). Previous honorees include Richard Pryor, Whoopi Goldberg, Lorne Michaels, Steve Martin, Bill Cosby, Fey, and Will Ferrell. The event will be taped at the Kennedy Center October 20 and broadcast on PBS November 24.