"It's almost impossible to be funnier than the people in Washington."

- What Carol Burnett had to say upon hearing the news that she was to be awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor from the Kennedy Center. Burnett will be feted Oct. 20 in Washington, with the gala performance being broadcast nationally by PBS on Oct. 30, according to the Associated Press. The 80-year-old Burnett, who hosted "The Carol Burnett Show" from 1967 to 1978, joins the ranks of Bill Cosby, Steve Martin, Tina Fey and Ellen DeGeneres, who have all received the prize.