By Judy Kurtz - 09/14/11 10:42 PM EDT
Washington is about to (temporarily) get a little bit funnier.
The Kennedy Center announced on Wednesday the celebs making their way to D.C. to honor funnyman Will Ferrell when he receives the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
Fellow “Saturday Night Live” alums Molly Shannon and Maya Rudolph will also bring their comedic chops to town, along with the creator of the NBC comedy show, Lorne Michaels.
Other stars slated to attend the 14th annual celebration, which will air on Halloween on PBS stations, include: Paul Rudd, John C. Reilly and the band Green Day.
Ferrell’s comedy bits have delved into politics, most notably his impressions of former President George W. Bush and former Attorney General Janet Reno.