Funnyman Will Ferrell was honored Sunday in Washington, D.C., with the nation's top prize for humorists. Ferrell, a "Saturday Night Live" cast-member from 1995 to 2002 before leaving to star in films such as "Elf," "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" and "Stranger Than Fiction," received the 14th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at a Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts ceremony. Announced attendees included Jack Black, Conan O'Brien, Larry King, Ed Asner, Matthew Broderick, John C. Reilly, Paul Rudd, the band Green Day, "SNL" alumni Maya Rudolph and Molly Shannon, and the show's creator, Lorne Michaels. The show is set to be telecast on PBS Oct 31.

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