Comedian Will Ferrell to be honored with MTV award

NEW YORK Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:06am IST

The MTV logo can be seen on a sign in front of the MTV studios in Times Square New York December 12, 2007. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/Files

The MTV logo can be seen on a sign in front of the MTV studios in Times Square New York December 12, 2007.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Will Ferrell will be honored by MTV at its 2013 movie awards show in April for his work in television and film comedy, the cable television network said on Wednesday.

The actor and comedian, who spent years on the TV show "Saturday Night Live" and appeared in the films "Anchorman" and "Elf," will receive MTV's first Comedic Genius 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," Stephen Friedman, MTV's president, said in a statement.

Ferrell will receive the award at the April 14 show from the Sony Pictures Studios Lot in Culver City, California.

(Reporting by Noreen O'Donnell; Editing by Patricia Reaney and Eric Beech)

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