May 25th, 2010
02:57 PM ET
Whether she’s searching for her true love - astronaut Mike Dexter - on “30 Rock,” or impersonating Sarah Palin on “Saturday Night Live,” Tina Fey always knows how to make us laugh.
That’s why Fey, who recently starred in “Date Night” with Steve Carell, will be presented with the most prestigious award a funny person could ask for: The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
The award has previously been given to influential humorists like Bill Cosby, Billy Crystal, Steve Martin and George Carlin.
In addition to being one of three women to ever receive the award (Lily Tomlin and Whoopi Goldberg are the other two), Fey, who recently turned 40, will be the youngest Mark Twain Prize honoree in its history.
The ceremony will be televised in November when the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents Fey with her well-deserved award.
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