You all have studied Twain longer and more in depth than I have. I don't
have an answer but I wonder how many of the recipients of this award
Twain would have found funny ?
On 1/19/2022 2:12 PM, Terry Ballard wrote:
> Given that the award is a device to shine a light on America's funniest
> comedians, I find Stewart to be one of their better choices. For one of
> their worst choices find a comedian whose name rhymes with Kill Barrel and
> you will get one who is not particularly funny and has no redeeming social
> or satirical content. Also glad to see that they looked beyond the alumni
> of Saturday Night Live.
> On Wed, Jan 19, 2022 at 1:42 PM John H. Muller <
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>> "Mark Twain Controversy"
>> Daily Show w/ John Stewart
>> January 2011
>> On Wed, Jan 19, 2022 at 12:40 PM Mac Donnell Rare Books <
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>>> FYI, Jon Stewart is getting the Mark Twain Prize at Kennedy Center in
>>> I think he is an excellent and deserving choice. He's a comedian of
>>> course, but more important, he's a humorist, as Twain himself defines
>>> the difference in `How to Tell a Story'.
>>> Anybody know of any Stewart-Twain connections?
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>> John Muller
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>> *Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C: The Lion of Anacostia
>> History Press, 2012] Winner of 2013 DC READS
>> Mark Twain in Washington, D.C.: The Adventures of a Capital Correspondent
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