Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been recognized with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor for a lifetime in comedy.

Jerry Seinfeld arrives at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 21st Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor presented to Julia Louis-Dreyfus, on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Washington. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
Tina Fey arrives at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 21st Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor presented to Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)

After a 35-year acting career, she has two iconic television characters to her name — Elaine Benes of “Seinfeld” and foul-mouthed Vice-President Selina Myers. She is the 21st person the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has honored with the award. Jerry Seinfeld, Stephen Colbert and 2010 Mark Twain recipient Tina Fey are among those offering testimonials to her talent.

Kumail Nanjiani and his wife, Emily Gordon, arrive at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 21st Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor presented to Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Washington. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
Lisa Kudrow arrives at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 21st Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor presented to Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
Keegan-Michael Key and his wife, Elisa Pugliese, arrive at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 21st Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor presented to Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Washington. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)

Louis-Dreyfus accepted her award with an extended comedic bit and a few shots at new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Source: The Associated Press

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