Will Ferrell picks up Mark Twain comedy prize

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US actor Will Ferrell has been awarded his country's top comedy awards, the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Ferrell, who impersonated George W Bush on sketch show Saturday Night Live, was given the award at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington DC.

The screen star dropped the prize during his light-hearted acceptance speech.

Clip courtesy of WETA Washington, DC and MT Prize Partners JV

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