DeGeneres began her career as a comedy club emcee in her native New Orleans. Soon after, she became the first female comedian summoned to late-night host Johnny Carson’s desk to chat.
In 1997, DeGeneres made history as the first prime-time TV lead character to reveal she’s gay.
The prize honors Mark Twain’s tradition of satire and social commentary.
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