Honoring Playwright Neil Simon Neil Simon is this year's recipient of the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. (The award ceremony will be broadcast this week on many PBS stations). His plays and movies include Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple, The Goodbye Girl, The Out-of-Towners and The Sunshine Boys. He won a Pulitzer Prize for his play Lost in Yonkers and is the author of Rewrites, a memoir. This interview originally aired on Oct. 17, 1996.