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Will Ferrell for MTV Comedic Genius Award

2013-02-28 18:10
 
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Los Angeles - Will Ferrell is to be honoured at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards.

The 45-year-old actor will receive the first-ever Comedic Genius Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the world of comedy at the ceremony held on Sunday 14 April.

Will's work ranges from a seven-year stint on Saturday Night Live beginning in 1995 to roles in hit films such as Elf, Anchorman - for which he will be reprising his role as Ron Burgundy in the sequel, The Legend Continues - and his latest movie The Campaign.

Stephen Friedman, President of MTV, describes the funnyman's career as "extraordinary" and thinks there is no one more worthy of the newly-introduced prize.

Funny or Die

He said: "Will Ferrell epitomises what it means to be a comedic genius and it's only fitting that he should be the inaugural recipient of this award.

"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'."

Will will also be showing off his crowd-pleasing skills by helping Bridesmaids actress Rebel Wilson host the event.

The actor's other accomplishments include launching user-generated website Funny or Die in 2007 and receiving the Mark Twain Prize for American Humour in 2011.

The 2013 MTV Movie Awards will take place in Los Angeles. Watch the trailer here:

- BangShowBiz

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