VIDEO: Will Ferrell to Be Honored with MTV's Inaugural 'Comedic Genius Award'
MTV today announced that Will Ferrell will be honored at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards with the first-ever "Comedic Genius Award" for his incomparable contributions to the world of comedy, including his on-screen portrayals of some of pop culture's greatest characters. Plus, he is just that funny.
The accolade was created to honor an actor who has not only provided a major influence through their work but also transformed the genre. From his seven-year tenure on "Saturday Night Live" to playing Ron Burgundy in "Anchorman" to the title character in "Elf" and Frank the Tank in "Old School," Ferrell's comedic chops are nothing short of genius. Ferrell will join rising superstar and host Rebel Wilson at the show when it airs LIVE on Sunday, April 14 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT from the Sony Pictures Studios Lot in Culver City, CA. View the "Comedic Genius Award" promo below!
"Will Ferrell epitomizes what it means to be a comedic genius and it's only fitting that he should be the inaugural recipient of this award," said Stephen Friedman, President of MTV. "Over the course of his extraordinary, 17-plus-year career, he has entertained audiences across the globe with an impressive array of laugh-out-loud performances on air, online and in films. Simply put, Will Ferrell is 'kind of a big deal'."