Eddie Murphy: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize
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Eddie MurphyEddie MurphyEddie Murphy: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize aired on PBS stations nationwide on November 23, 2015 (Check local listings).

The 2015 Mark Twain Prize

From the stage of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, a lineup of the biggest names in comedy honored the 18th recipient of the humor prize, Eddie Murphy. Dave Chappelle, Kathy Griffin, Arsenio Hall, Sam Moore, Kevin Nealon, Trevor Noah, Jay Pharoah, Joe Piscopo, Chris Rock, and others paid tribute to Eddie Murphy at the 18th Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. 

About Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy is the most commercially successful African-American actor in the history of the motion picture business, and is one of the industry’s top-five box-office performers overall. Murphy is on the very short list of actors who have starred in multiple $100 million pictures over the past three decades.
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About the Award

About the Award

The history behind the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Previous recipients

Previous recipients

From Eddie Murphy to Richard Prior - the complete list of Mark Twain Prize winners.

"Humor must not professedly teach, and it must not professedly preach, but
it must do both if it would
live forever."
— Mark Twain

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