The Kennedy Center

A behind-the-scenes look at the Mark Twain Prize

Often the funniest person in the room was actually put there by another, even funnier person. Cappy McGarr is an Emmy-nominated co-creator of the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, and the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. He’s one of the few people to be appointed by two different presidents to the Kennedy Center and he joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the creation of the Mark Twain Prize, share behind-the-scenes stories of comedy and politics, and chronicle a life spent in the arts. His book is called “The Man Who Made Mark Twain Famous: Stories from the Kennedy Center, the White House, and Other Comedy Venues.”