Pudd’nhead Festival Prize and Humor Gala

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Thank you for Attending the 4th Annual Pudd’nhead Festival!
We hope to see you all next year!

The Pudd’nhead Festival was founded in 2014 through collaboration between the library and actor/comedian/best-selling author Michael Ian Black. Drawing inspiration from one of Twain’s classic tales, The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson, Pudd’nhead celebrates library founder Mark Twain’s incomparable humor while raising much-needed funds for the library’s operations.

The centerpiece of the 3 day Festival is the Pudd’nhead Prize for Outstanding Humor, awarded to someone who channels Twain’s legendary wit. Prize winners to date: New Yorker magazine cartoonist Roz Chast, Ben Stiller and Jim Gaffigan. This year’s Pudd’nhead Prize winner is Seth Meyers.