Jerry Seinfeld And Tina Fey To Appear At Mark Twain Prize Honoring Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Jerry Seinfeld, Stephen Colbert, Bryan Cranston and Tina Fey are among the performers who will salute Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the Kennedy Center on Oct.21, when she is honored with the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
Ilana Glazer, Tony Hale, Abbi Jacobson, Keegan-Michael Key and Kumail Nanjiani will also participate in the gala event, to be broadcast on PBS on Nov. 19 at 9 p.m.
New producers have signed on for the 21st annual award. Done + Dusted, the co-producers of the 2018 Emmy Awards and the company who brought you the 2012 London Olympic Opening Ceremony and Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, replace Bob and Peter Kaminsky and Mark Krantz, three of the founders of the award. Producer Cappy McGarr becomes a special advisor to the Chairman of the Board of the Kennedy Center.
Known globally for her portrayal of Elaine on the hit NBC sit-com, “Seinfeld,” Louis-Dreyfus stars in “Veep,” the HBO series she executive produces that is entering its seventh season. She has earned 11 Emmy Awards, including six consecutive nods for “Veep,” as well as Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and American Comedy awards. The comedian and actor has also won a Peabody Award and the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy.