Will Ferrell receiving Mark Twain comedy award in D.C.


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Even if Will Ferrell’s guest spot on NBC’s “The Office” doesn’t turn into a long-term gig, we’re pretty sure this funny man has a future.

We’re joking, of course. Ferrell remains one of the biggest names in comedy, and has been riding a steady stream of successes since departing “Saturday Night Live” for a feature-film career. And for his achievements, Ferrell just learned that he’ll become the next recipient of the annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Ferrell will be honored Oct. 23 with a lineup of comedy performances. According to a statement, Ferrell revealed that he has begun growing a “Mark Twain-esque mustache” for the ceremony.

He finds himself in very good company, joining past recipients Bill Cosby, Steve Martin and last year’s winner (and former “SNL” vet) Tina Fey.

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