Access Pollywood: Kennedy Center Honors Tina Fey

Laughter abounded at the Kennedy Center as received the 13th annual Mark Twain Award.

Tina Fey with Husband Jeff Richmond. Photo by Kyle Samperton.

Tina Fey with Husband Jeff Richmond. Photo by Kyle Samperton.

Actor Steve Martin. Photo by Kyle Samperton.

FUNNY LADY: “Saturday Night Live” sensation and “30 Rock” star Tina Fey was everything the Kennedy Center could have hoped for as recipient of the 13th annual Mark Twain Award for humor and not just because the event raised a cool $1.3 million for programs, performances and outreach. This year also marked the first time the prize was presented to someone so young (Fey is 40). Previous awardees, usally at the end of long careers, have included , , , , and .

FUNNY NIGHT: The Concert Hall was jammed with fans eager to see Tina’s friends and fellow comics roast and salute her, including , , , , , and the irrepressible . Fey took the stage, glamorous in a black Oscar de la Renta, her hair in an uncharacteristic upsweep. Highlighting the evening was an elegant dinner in the Kennedy Center Atrium with such committed patrons as , ,, , , as well as , , and .

INTERERESTING ASIDE: The event occurred on the same date that John F. Kennedy was announced the elected president 50 years before. This year also marked the 100th anniversary of Mark Twain’s death.

Actress Amy Poehler. Photo by Kyle Samperton.

Actress Amy Poehler. Photo by Kyle Samperton.

Actor Jimmy Fallon. Photo by Kyle Samperton.

Actor Jimmy Fallon. Photo by Kyle Samperton.

Actor Steve Carrell. Photo by Kyle Samperton.

Actor Steve Carell. Photo by Kyle Samperton.

John Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt. Photo by Kyle Samperton.

John Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt. Photo by Kyle Samperton.

Former Award Recipient, Actress Betty White. Photo by Kyle Samperton.

Actress Betty White. Photo by Kyle Samperton.

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  1. November 10, 2010

    […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Washington Life, Washington Life. Washington Life said: Congratulations @NotTinaFey! The hilarious star received the Mark Twain Prize last night- and we have the details! http://bit.ly/bSZjAk […]

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