Bill Murray: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize
(check local listings for rebroadcasts)

The 2016 Mark Twain Prize 

Bill Murray: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize aired on PBS stations nationwide on October 28, 2016 (check local listings).

 A lineup of leading performers, including Aziz Ansari, Roy Blount Jr., Jane Curtin, Rhiannon Giddens, Bill Hader, Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman, Brian Doyle Murray, Paul Shaffer, Emma Stone, Sigourney Weaver, and others saluted Bill Murray at the 19th Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Bill Murray: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize is a production of WETA Washington, D.C.; CoMedia; Mark Krantz Productions; Cappy Productions and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Executive producers are Dalton Delan, Deborah Rutter, Peter Kaminsky, Cappy McGarr, Mark Krantz and Bob Kaminsky. 

Corporate funding for Bill Murray: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize was provided by Capital One. Major funding was provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS and public television viewers. Additional funding is provided by Comcast/NBC Universal. Air travel was generously provided by American Airlines.

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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 Pryor - 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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