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Tina Fey to Receive Top Comedy Award

Date Night Germany Photocall
Actress Tina Fey attends a photocall to promote the new movie 'Date Night' ('Gangster fuer eine Nacht') at Hotel de Rome on March 31, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. (Getty Images)more pics »We all know Tiny Fey is hilarious, and now she's getting some official documentation to prove it. The comedienne is being honored with the highest humor prize, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Art's Mark Twaine Prize for American Humor. That mouthful just means Fey is as funny as they come.

Tina Fey (Getty) She was even clever in her statement accepting the honor: "I am truly thrilled to receive this honor. I assume Betty White was disqualified for steroid use," she wrote (via PopEater ).

The chairman of the Kennedy Center wasn't as clever in his praise of the 30 Rock star: Like Mark Twain, Tina Fey offers her brilliance unconditionally," he said. "Throughout her career, she's earned legions of fans for her quick, unapologetic wit and social commentary."

She'll get the award in a ceremony to be held November 9 in Washington D.C. and can add it to her growing collection. She's won 7 Emmys, 3 Golden Globes, 4 Screen Actors Guild Awards and 4 Writers Guild of America Awards. Whew!

And, Fey is the youngest recipient of the award in the 13 years the award has been handed out to stars like Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Martin, and Bill Cosby.

See more pictures of Tina Fey here (click any picture):
  • Tina Fey in NBC Universal's 2010 Upfront Presentation - Arrivals
  • Tina Fey in 2010 NBC Upfront
  • Tina Fey in "American Woman: Fashioning A National Identity" Met Gala - Arrivals
  • Tina Fey in New York Women In Communications Presents The 2010 Matrix Awards
  • Tina Fey in Premiere Of "Date Night" - After Party
  • Tina Fey in 'Date Night' New York Premiere
  • Tina Fey in Premiere Of "Date Night" - Arrivals
  • Tina Fey in Leighton Meester at the Premiere of "Date Night"
See Tina and peacock talk 30 Rock here:
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