Will Ferrell, who honed his impression of President George W. Bush on "Saturday Night Live" and crossed over to make a career in movies, will win the nation's top humor prize from the Kennedy Center in Washington.

The 14th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor was announced Thursday. Ferrell will be honored Oct. 23 with a lineup of star comedy performances.

Ferrell said he is honored and will begin cultivating a "Mark Twain-esque mustache" for the event.

Ferrell starred for seven seasons on "Saturday Night Live." In 2007 he created the website FunnyorDie.com with collaborator Adam McKay. He has performed in movies, including "Anchorman," "Old School" and "Zoolander."

Gardell preparing for summer standup tour

Billy Gardell plans a working summer, regardless of whether his sitcom "Mike & Molly" returns in the fall.

Gardell said he has a "good feeling" that CBS will renew the show. He starts a national standup tour, called "Halftime," in June.

He co-stars in "Mike & Molly" with Melissa McCarthy as a couple that found love at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting.