MTV announced today that Will Ferrell will be the first-ever recipient of the Comedic Genius Award, created to honor an actor who has “provided a major influence through their work” and “transformed the genre.” MTV president Stephen Friedman quoted Ferrell’s Anchorman character Ron Burgundy when he said, “Simply put, Will Ferrell is ‘kind of a big deal’.” Rebel Wilson will host the MTV Movie Awards which air on April 14 at 9:00PM ET from the Sony lot in Culver City.
Will Ferrell To Receive MTV Movie Awards’ Inaugural Comedic Genius Prize
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