Will Ferrell to receive Mark Twain Prize, visits the White House briefing room - Video
Will Ferrell is set to receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday, October 23, but first the comedian paid a little visit to the White House briefing room for kicks.
The 44-year-old actor got a tour of the White House with Press Secretary Jay Carney on Friday, October 21, according to CNN. A video of his visit can be seen below.
Ferrell has often poked fun at the White House and former President George W. Bush in skits on "Saturday Night Live" and during a brief run of his Broadway show "You're Welcome America: A Final Night with George W. Bush," which also aired as an HBO special in 2009. The show earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Special Event.
The comedian will be honored at the Kennedy Center on Sunday where he will be presented with the 14th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The ceremony will air on Monday, October 31, on PBS at 9 p.m. ET.
The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor is awarded every year to an individual who has made a significant contribution to American humor. Last year Tina Fey became the youngest comedian to ever receive the honor at age 40. Previous recipients of The Mark Twain Prize, which began in 1998, include Bill Cosby, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, and Richard Pryor. Fey was the third woman to receive the prize.
The event will feature appearances by Jack Black, Conan O'Brien, John C. Reilly and fellow "Saturday Night Live" alumni Maya Rudolph and Molly Shannon.
Ferrell is known for his work in several films like "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," "Zoolander," "Elf" and "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby." The comedian also served on seven seasons of "Saturday Night Live" from 1995 to 2002 and recently did a multi-episode arc on "The Office."
Check out a video of Ferrell at the White House briefing room below.