Julia Louis-Dreyfus Gets Roasted, Burns Back at Mark Twain Prize Ceremony

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Gets Roasted, Burns Back at Mark Twain Prize Ceremony
Julia Louis-Dreyfus became just the sixth woman in a 20-year history to receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday, following in the footsteps of Tina Fey, Carol Burnett and Ellen DeGeneres.

The “Seinfeld” and “Veep” star accepted the award with style, delivering some sick burns at the expense of all the prior honorees.

“Tina was honored with the Mark Twain Prize, too. You know, before they got real serious about [it],” Louis-Dreyfus said during a ceremony at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall in New York City.

Fey, who won the prize in 2011, applauded Louis-Dreyfus for being a performer who in “Seinfeld” didn’t feel the need to show a bare midriff in order to get attention.

“Julia’s not afraid to be unlikable — not onscreen and not in person. Just try sharing an elevator with her,
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