Jack Black, Conan to salute Will Ferrell in DC
WASHINGTON (AP) —
WASHINGTON - Jack Black, Conan O'Brien and Larry King will
honor Will Ferrell with the nation's top humor prize, along with
Maya Rudolph and Molly Shannon from his "Saturday Night Live"
On Wednesday, the Kennedy Center in Washington announced a
lineup of star comedians who will perform in Ferrell's honor for
the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
They'll salute him Oct. 23 in a performance taped for broadcast Oct. 31 on PBS stations.
Ferrell's longtime collaborator Adam McKay from the films
"Anchorman," "Talladega Nights" and "The Other Guys" will
appear, as well as Lorne Michaels, Paul Rudd, John C. Reilly and Green Day.
Ferrell starred for seven seasons on "SNL," perfecting his
character "President George W. Bush."
He went on to create FunnyorDie.com and took his Bush character to Broadway.