WASHINGTON (AP) — Garth Brooks is joining the lineup of entertainers including Jimmy Fallon who will honor Jay Leno with the nation’s top humor prize at the Kennedy Center in October.
The performing arts center said Friday that Brooks will help present the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to Leno, but Brooks will not perform at the show on Oct. 19 in Washington.READ MORE: 4 People Shot Near East Baltimore Intersection Within 14 Hours
The center previously announced that Fallon will lead top comedians in saluting his “Tonight Show” predecessor with the prize. He will be joined by Chelsea Handler, Jerry Seinfeld, Wanda Sykes, Betty White, Kevin Eubanks and others in honoring Leno.READ MORE: Wells Wins 6th Straight Decision, Orioles Beat Twins 3-1
The prize recognizes people who have had an impact on American society through their humor and social commentary.
The show will be broadcast nationally Nov. 23 on PBS stations.MORE NEWS: Inner Harbor Hotels Prepare For Fourth Of July Festivities
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