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Will Ferrell to Recieve This Year’s Mark Twain Prize for Humor

There must be something in the water at Studio 8H: Following in his former Saturday Night Live castmate Tina Fey’s footsteps (and Steve Martin and Lorne Michaels before her), it has been announced that Will Ferrell will be the 14th recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for Humor, which will be awarded at a ceremony at the Kennedy Center on October 23. His response? “I will now begin cultivating a Mark Twain-esque mustache in anticipation of the event.” Considering that this is a man who keeps his facial hair-related promises, we’re looking forward to a tastefully dialed-up version of the Ron Burgundy. [via Arts Beat]

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