Jack Black, Conan to salute Will Ferrell in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) - September 14, 2011

On Wednesday, the Kennedy Center in Washington announced a lineup of star comedians who will perform in Ferrell's honor for the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. They'll salute him Oct. 23 in a performance taped for broadcast Oct. 31 on PBS stations.

Ferrell's longtime collaborator Adam McKay from the films "Anchorman," "Talladega Nights" and "The Other Guys" will appear, as well as Lorne Michaels, Paul Rudd, John C. Reilly and Green Day.

Ferrell starred for seven seasons on "SNL," perfecting his character "President George W. Bush." He went on to create FunnyorDie.com and took his Bush character to Broadway.

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