Tina Fey accepted the Mark Twain prize for American Humor on Nov. 9 before a packed audience at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in our nation's capital.

Fey, who frequently finds herself on the fashion police radar, hit her stride in an Oscar de la Renta black cocktail dress adorned with lace and large rosettes. She paired the frock with Giuseppe Zanotti peep toe heels and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

Comedic legends Steve Martin and Betty White saluted Fey for her pioneering role as the first lead female writer on "Saturday Night Live" and her Emmy Award-winning comedy "30 Rock."


The 40-year-old funny girl, who is the youngest person to receive the honor in 13 years, claimed, "I never thought I'd ever qualify for the Mark Twain prize. ... Maybe the Judy Blume prize for awkward puberty."

Of course, the SNL alum did her notorious Sarah Palin impersonation for the audience.

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