10 Hilarious Speeches by Pop Culture Icons

Tina Fey receiving her 2010 Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize

Will Ferrell was this year’s winner of the Mark Twain Prize, but last year’s winner Tina Fey delivered a hilarious speech that was censored in part due to comments about Sarah Palin:

“Politics aside, the success of Sarah Palin and women like her is good for all women — except, of course, those who will end up paying for their own rape kit and stuff. But for everybody else, it’s a win-win. Unless you’re a gay woman who wants to marry your partner of 20 years. Whatever. But for most women, the success of conservative women is good for all of us. Unless you believe in evolution. You know — actually, I take it back. The whole thing’s a disaster.”

The actress’ sharp quips don’t hide her graciousness, however.