If it slipped through the cracks, and you missed it (okay, I admit it -- it slipped through the cracks here at Elisberg Industry, and I missed it), here is the full 85-minute broadcast of the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize honoring Julia Louis-Dreyfus. It's often very funny and always endearing, though I've enjoyed some other broadcasts more. Usually, they show a lot of clips of the person's work being honored, but there was a limit of that here. Mostly it was funny people telling funny and endearing stories about Ms. Louis-Dreyfus.
By the way, a friend sent me an email about the show, and said if I hadn't seen it I'd like her acceptance speech because she mentions going to Northwestern. I then watched the full show online. I have a strong feeling that my friend only saw the acceptance speech and not the entire broadcast. Because my immediate reaction as I watched was -- "Mentioned" being an alum? For the first 10 minutes, it’s like they’re doing a Northwestern tribute! The first speaker is Stephen Colbert who they introduce as “a fellow Northwestern alum,” he then talks about NU at length, after that they have another performer classmate on film talking about her at the school, and then they show a minute of footage of her performing there! All that was missing was the marching band…
For those who are running around with things to do and much as you might want to watch the entire show, but can't fit the full hour-and-a-half into your schedule, here is Julia Louis-Dreyfus's acceptance speech alone.
(She gives terrific acceptance speeches, as you may recall from her hilarious BAFTA speech, and her wonderful Emmy-winning speech with Veep co-star Tony Hale joining her onstage that I've posted here previously.)
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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