Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
Past recipients of the prestigious award include Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Eddie Murphy and Ellen DeGeneres.
The actress went to school with Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault.
"Well, this is insanely exciting," the actress said about the news.
The former host was praised for his imagination, comic daring and heart.
About a dozen of Ferrell's comedy and movie pals paid tribute to the comedian, showing clips from his career, telling stories
Accepting on their behalf: Will Ferrell. "I am truly honored to receive this distinction. I will now begin cultivating a
Liz Lemon is like a modern-day, less-toxic Carrie Bradshaw. She is mostly pitied by her friends and co-workers, but she has enough self-awareness to take action and go after what works for her.