The best burns from Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Mark Twain Prize ceremony
Julia Louis-Dreyfus walked away with the Mark Twain Prize and a pretty good roasting by her fellow celebrities at the Kennedy Center Sunday.
Tina Fey made things personal.
"I've always liked Julia. Maybe because I'd like to believe that we have a lot in common," Fey said. "We both studied comedy in Chicago, we both lost our virginity to (Louis-Dreyfus' husband) Brad Hall." After taking a beat, Fey added: "Just me?"
Fey continued, paying homage to Louis-Dreyfus' "Seinfeld" character: "Julia made the bold choice for her character Elaine Benes to wear long, loose dresses, flat shoes and over-sized coats and a center barrette. Julia was letting us know that she was the real deal, comedy-wise, and she didn't need to give us midriff for (us) to watch her work because – here's the secret – Julia's not afraid to be unlikable – not onscreen and not in person. Just try sharing an elevator with her."