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Monday, May 20, 2013

American Comedy Icons...

After recently catching the iconic Jerry Lewis live, we are soon to be seeing where another American comedy (and so much more) legend blossomed. We expect to finalize plans soon to attend my upcoming writer's conference, which is in Hartford this year - home of The Mark Twain House.

Which also brings up something that has been sticking in my craw for awhile now, The Mark Twain Prize For Humor.

I recognize that the producers need to keep things relevant to younger audiences, but come on. No offense to Will Ferrell, Tina Fey and Ellen Degeneres, but they have all had just a fraction of the career that someone like Jerry Lewis has enjoyed. While he is a bit out of the public consciousness now, he is still producing entertainment, including an upcoming Broadway project.

I need to plan a coordinated effort, but I think it may be time to launch a campaign to see Mr. Lewis receive that Mark Twain Prize - before they start handing them out to runner-ups in open mic contests.

Yes, I believe I must do just that.

Who's with me??



Mrs That Dan Guy said...

I am with you Mr! Completely agree. Of all the legendary comic writers, I am certain these awards could have gone to soooo many others prior to the 3 recipients thus far. Or, it should say "The Mark Twain Award for Comedic Writers from 2008 Onwards Only".

PS Cant believe we will be having dinner IN Mark Twain's house, wicked!

ThatDanGuy said...

Indeed - on ALL counts...