Goldberg, who segued from comedian to major star with roles in films like “Ghost” and “The Color Purple,” can now add the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for humor to her collection of awards. Announced in May, Whoopi is scheduled to formally receive the prize in October of this year.

A stage and Broadway regular, Goldberg has parlayed her talents across various media. Her “Hollywood Squares” gig, Flooz commercials and numerous charity performances keep her in the very public eye. And even though Oscar ditched her for Steve Martin this year, her Web site offered Goldberg’s own live Academy Awards show commentary.

Despite her high profile, Goldberg hasn’t privileged live audiences with a tour since the Living on the Edge of Chaos outing more than 10 years ago. Keeping in step with the success of that one-woman show, Goldberg’s One Night Only trek will no doubt be chock-full of her pointed, insightful observations on the world-at-large and human nature in particular.

Tour dates begin June 19 in San Luis Obispo, Calif., and conclude with a four-night run at the Paris Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, July 25-29.