Tina Fey Thanks Sarah Palin When Accepting Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

By Gina DiFalco,
Fey was honored at the Kennedy Center
Comedian Tina Fey (R) hugs actress Betty White after receiving the 12th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor hosted by the Kennedy Center in Washington November 9, 2010. At left is actor Steve Carell. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

The Associated Press reports that Tina Fey was awarded with the most prestigious comedy award in the U.S., and who did she thank? Sarah Palin.

Fey was presented with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center, and she thanked Palin for her success, referencing her Emmy Award-winning impression of the former Alaskan governor on SNL.

She called her comedic style "so typically Austrian," and joked the Kennedy Center would be turned into “the tea party bowling alley and rifle range."

Fey was presented with the honor by Alec Baldwin, dressed as Mark Twain, who joked, “Tina, well that's a funny name for a man," adding he was shocked the award went to a woman because "their brains aren't shaped right."

Betty White, 88, gushed on the red carpet of the honoree’s “intelligence and her sense of comedy," and quipped, “Too bad she's not good looking.”

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