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Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Winners List

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List of Mark Twain Prize for American Humor winners from every year the award has been given out. All Mark Twain Prize for American Humor winners are listed below in order of popularity, but can be sorted by any column. People who won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor award are listed along with photos for every Mark Twain Prize for American Humor winner that has a picture associated with their name online. You can click on the name of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor award recipients to get more information about each. People who won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor are usually listed by year, but on this list you've got a complete list of Mark Twain Prize for American Humor winners from all years. If this proves to not be a full list of Mark Twain Prize for American Humor winners, you can help make it so by adding to this one. This list includes the most memorable and well-known Mark Twain Prize for American Humor winners of all time. Anybody who won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor usually has a picture associated with their name, so all the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor-winning people are listed here with photos when available. This list spans the history of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, so most of the famous Mark Twain Prize for American Humor winners are here and can be a good starting point for making a list of your favorites. This list answers the question "who are all the people who have ever won Mark Twain Prize for American Humor?" If you're looking for all the nominees, you can click the links above the title of this page to the Listopedia page where you'll find a directory of award nominees, as well as the rest of the award winners lists we have. You're able to copy this fact-based list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks you use regularly. These items, like Carl Reiner and Jonathan Winters include images when available. (13 items)
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Bill Cosby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Winners List
William Henry Cosby Jr. (; born July 12, 1937) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, musician, author, and convicted sex offender. He held an active career for over six decades before being ...more
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Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Winners List
William Edward Crystal (born March 14, 1948) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, director, and television host. He gained prominence in the 1970s and 80s for television roles as ...more
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Bob Newhart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Winners List
George Robert Newhart (born September 5, 1929) is an American stand-up comedian and actor, noted for his deadpan and slightly stammering delivery. Newhart came to prominence in 1960 when his ...more
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Carl Reiner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Winners List
Carl Reiner (Yiddish: שאַרל רעינער‎; born March 20, 1922) is an American comedian, actor, director, screenwriter, and publisher whose career spans seven decades. During the early years of ...more
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Carol Burnett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Winners List
Carol Creighton Burnett (born April 26, 1933) is an American actress, comedian, singer and writer, whose career spans seven decades of television. She is best known for her groundbreaking comedy ...more
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George Carlin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Winners List
George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and social critic. He was known for his black comedy and reflections on politics, the ...more
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Jonathan Winters is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Winners List
Jonathan Harshman Winters III (November 11, 1925 – April 11, 2013) was an American comedian, actor, author, television host, and artist. Beginning in 1960, Winters recorded many classic comedy ...more
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Lily Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Winners List
Mary Jean "Lily" Tomlin (born September 1, 1939) is an American actress, comedian, writer, singer and producer. Tomlin started her career as a stand-up comedian as well as performing ...more
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Lorne Michaels is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Winners List
Lorne Michaels, (born Lorne David Lipowitz; November 17, 1944), is a Canadian-American television producer, writer, actor and comedian best known for creating and producing Saturday Night Live ...more
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Neil Simon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Winners List
Marvin Neil Simon (July 4, 1927 – August 26, 2018) was an American playwright, screenwriter and author. He wrote more than 30 plays and nearly the same number of movie screenplays, mostly ...more
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Richard Pryor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Winners List
Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor (December 1, 1940 – December 10, 2005) was an American stand-up comedian and actor. He reached a broad audience with his trenchant observations and ...more
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Steve Martin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Winners List
Stephen Glenn Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, writer, filmmaker, and musician. Martin came to public notice in the 1960s as a writer for The Smothers Brothers ...more
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Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Winners List
Caryn Elaine Johnson (born November 13, 1955), known professionally as Whoopi Goldberg (), is an American actor, comedian, author, and television personality. She has been nominated for 13 Emmy ...more