Monday, October 24, 2011
This Mark Twain Prize Winner Used to be a Farmstro
Talk about getting called up to the big leagues! Less than two years after pitching for the Round Rock Express, Will Farrell was honored Sunday night in Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center with the 14th Annual Mark Twain Award for American Humor. The award was presented to Farrell at a ceremony which will be aired Monday, October 31 on PBS.(Please check local listings)
Farrell's comedic resume includes seven years on Saturday Night Live, where he played numerous memorable characters including President George W. Bush, Alex Trebek and Harry Caray. He received two Emmy nominations during his time on SNL. Farrell has also starred in a variety of feature films such as Talladega Nights: The Ballad or Ricky Bobby, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy, and Stranger than Fiction.
He made his biggest splash in the Farmstros Village in May 2010 when he appeared at Round Rock's Dell Diamond as Billy Ray "ROJO" Johnson.