Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Jay Leno to Receive Top American Prize for Humor

Posted on 06/19/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentThe Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will honor comedian Jay Leno with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the nation’s top award for humor, according to the Associated Press. Leno, 64, has a rich, long-standing career entertaining American audiences. He took over as host for NBC’s The Tonight Show after Johnny Carson stepped down in 1992. Since relinquishing his chair to Jimmy Fallon last February, Leno has created Jay Leno’s Garage, an online series dedicated to his love of …