Thursday, August 20, 2009


Veteran comedian, actor, and philanthropist, Bill Cosby is scheduled to recieve the nation's top humor prize, the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington. Jerry Seinfield will honor Cosby with the award on October 26th. .

The center announced the lineup Thursday and says the event will be broadcast nationally Nov. 4 on PBS.

Seinfeld will be joined by Chris Rock, "Cosby" co-stars Phylicia Rashad and Malcolm-Jamal Warner and others.

The 72-year-old Cosby already received the Kennedy Center Honors in 1998 and a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002.