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HUMOR PRIZE-CAROL BURNETT
Julie Andrews, Tina Fey salute trailblazing comedian Carol Burnett with top US humor prize
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, October 20, 2013 10:42 PM EDT
Carol Burnett has been awarded the nation's top humor prize in Washington in a show featuring top performers including Julie Andrews, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
Burnett deadpanned that the award is very encouraging. She says it was a long time in coming, but she understands because there are so many people funnier than she is, especially in Washington.
Fey opened the show with accolades for Burnett and some jokes about the recent government shutdown.
She says she loves the trailblazing Burnett "in a way that is just shy of creepy."