Fred Armisen and Bill Hader to Receive Smithsonian Magazine's American Ingenuity Award

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Al Franken will present them with their award.

Smithsonian Magazine is hosting the annual American Ingenuity Awards on Thursday, Nov. 12.

Saturday Night Live's Bill Hader and Fred Armisen are winning the Performing Arts Award this year for their IFC comedy series Documentary Now!. Senator Al Franken is presenting the award to both of the comedians.

The awards will honor 12 people across nine categories, including technology, performing and visual arts, natural and physical sciences, education, history, social progress and youth achievement. Past winners include Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Rosanne Cash and David Byrne.

In addition to receiving an award, Hader and Armisen are gracing the cover of Smithsonian Magazine's December issue, shown below.


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