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Julia Louis-Dreyfus is that this yr’s recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

“Like Mark Twain, Julia has enriched American culture with her iconic, unforgettable and outright hilarious brand of humor,” Deborah F. Rutter, the president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, stated in The New York Times Wednesday. “Over four decades, her wildly original characters and her gift for physical comedy have left us in stitches.”

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In an announcement, Louis-Dreyfus stated: “Merely to join the list of distinguished recipients of this award would be honor enough, but, as a student of both American history and literature, the fact that Mr. Twain himself will be presenting the award to me in person is particularly gratifying.”

The Seinfeld actress can be handed her award in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 21.

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The 11-time Emmy winner additionally tweeted, “Well, this is insanely exciting.”

Past recipients embrace Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Martin, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell, Ellen DeGeneres, Jay Leno, Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray and David Letterman.

The 11-time Emmy winner will star within the seventh and closing season of HBO’s Veep. The hit sequence will return in 2019.

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