Carol Burnett to receive Mark Twain prize for humor

Being the recipient of the 2013 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor must be the feather in Carol Burnett's legendary comedy cap.

The TV hall-of-famer has already starred in the lauded - we're talking 25 Emmy wins, here - comedy "The Carol Burnett Show," not to mention her eight Golden Globes and Peabody Award, among other honors.

But on October 30, Burnett will have to make more room on the mantle. The beloved star will be presented with the prestigious Twain prize on that day at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Previous recipients of the Twain prize include Ellen DeGeneres, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Bill Cosby, George Carlin, Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg and Richard Pryor.

In a statement, Burnett quipped, "I can't believe I'm getting a humor prize from the Kennedy Center. It's almost impossible to be funnier than the people in Washington."

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