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Carol Burnett honored with top comedy prize

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By Breeanna Hare

Carol Burnett is the latest comedy legend to be honored with the prestigious Mark Twain prize for American Humor.

The 80-year-old trailblazer, whose "Carol Burnett Show" won 25 Emmys during its 11-year run in the 60s and 70s, received the Mark Twain prize at Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center on Sunday night.

As Burnett told press on the red carpet, the Kennedy Center has (rightly) been trying to give her this award for a while.

"They asked me quite a few times, but I could never work it out with my schedule," the lauded actress/comedian/writer said.

But as she accepted the prize on stage, she wryly suggested that there were others ahead of her in line.

"It was a long time in coming, but I understand," Burnett joked of her award. "There are so many people funnier than I am -- especially here in Washington."

There were other funny folks at the gala on Sunday, including Tina Fey, who received the Mark Twain prize in 2010.

"I fell in love with sketch comedy watching your show, and you proved sketch comedy is a good place for women," the former "Saturday Night Live" star told Burnett. "I love you in a way that is just shy of creepy."

Burnett fans disappointed they weren't in the house on Sunday night should check their local listings: The ceremony is expected to air on PBS stations November 24.
   
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