Mark Twain Prize

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Created in 1998 by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Mark Krantz, Peter Kaminsky and Bob Kaminsky and John Schreiber, the Mark Twain prize recognizes the art of humorists who have had an impact on American society in ways similar to the distinguished 19th century novelist and essayist best known as Mark Twain.

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Video thumbnail: Mark Twain Prize Bill Murray: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize

Mark Twain Prize

Bill Murray: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize

Celebrate the work of beloved actor and comedian Bill Murray.

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Bill Murray: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize

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Video thumbnail: Mark Twain Prize Eddie Murphy: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize

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Eddie Murphy: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize

The biggest names in comedy salute Eddie Murphy, the 2015 Mark Twain Prize recipient.

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Eddie Murphy: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize

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Video thumbnail: Mark Twain Prize Jay Leno

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Jay Leno

Salute Jay Leno, the 17th recipient of the annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

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Jay Leno

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Video thumbnail: Mark Twain Prize Carol Burnett

Mark Twain Prize

Carol Burnett

Salute comedic icon Carol Burnett, recipient of the 16th Mark Twain Prize for American Hum

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Carol Burnett

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Video thumbnail: Mark Twain Prize Aziz Ansari Performs | Bill Murray: The Mark Twain Prize

Mark Twain Prize

Aziz Ansari Performs | Bill Murray: The Mark Twain Prize

Watch Aziz Ansari celebrate Bill Murray. Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize.

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Aziz Ansari Performs | Bill Murray: The Mark Twain Prize

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Video thumbnail: Mark Twain Prize Bill Hader Performs | Bill Murray: The Mark Twain Prize

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Bill Hader Performs | Bill Murray: The Mark Twain Prize

Funny man Bill Hader honors comedy legend Bill Murray, Mark Twain Prize recipient.

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Bill Hader Performs | Bill Murray: The Mark Twain Prize

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Video thumbnail: Mark Twain Prize Bill Murray Accepts The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize

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Bill Murray Accepts The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize

Watch comedy legend Bill Murray accept the Mark Twain Prize.

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Bill Murray Accepts The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize

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Video thumbnail: Mark Twain Prize David Letterman Performs | Bill Murray: The Mark Twain Prize

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David Letterman Performs | Bill Murray: The Mark Twain Prize

David Letterman honors Mark Twain Prize recipient Bill Murray.

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David Letterman Performs | Bill Murray: The Mark Twain Prize

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Video thumbnail: Mark Twain Prize Jimmy Kimmel Performs | Bill Murray: The Mark Twain Prize

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Jimmy Kimmel Performs | Bill Murray: The Mark Twain Prize

Jimmy Kimmel celebrates Bill Murray, recipient of the 19th Mark Twain Prize.

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Jimmy Kimmel Performs | Bill Murray: The Mark Twain Prize

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Video thumbnail: Mark Twain Prize Miley Cyrus Performs | Bill Murray: The Mark Twain Prize

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Miley Cyrus Performs | Bill Murray: The Mark Twain Prize

Miley Cyrus performs for 2016 Mark Twain Prize recipient, Bill Murray.

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Miley Cyrus Performs | Bill Murray: The Mark Twain Prize

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Video thumbnail: Mark Twain Prize Rhiannon Giddens | Bill Murray: The Mark Twain Prize

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Rhiannon Giddens | Bill Murray: The Mark Twain Prize

Rhiannon Giddens honors Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize recipient, Bill Murray.

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Rhiannon Giddens | Bill Murray: The Mark Twain Prize

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Video thumbnail: Mark Twain Prize Chris Rock Performs — Eddie Murphy: The Mark Twain Prize

Mark Twain Prize

Chris Rock Performs — Eddie Murphy: The Mark Twain Prize

Chris Rock honors Eddie Murphy at the 2015 Mark Twain Prize.

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Chris Rock Performs — Eddie Murphy: The Mark Twain Prize

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Video thumbnail: Mark Twain Prize Bill Murray with President Obama at the White House

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Bill Murray with President Obama at the White House

Bill Murray meets with President Obama while in D.C. to accept the Mark Twain Prize.

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Bill Murray with President Obama at the White House

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Video thumbnail: Mark Twain Prize Bill Murray: The 2016 Mark Twain Prize | Official Trailer

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Bill Murray: The 2016 Mark Twain Prize | Official Trailer

Bill Murray: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize aired on PBS on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016.

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Bill Murray: The 2016 Mark Twain Prize | Official Trailer

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Video thumbnail: Mark Twain Prize How Ivan Reitman Met Bill Murray

Mark Twain Prize

How Ivan Reitman Met Bill Murray

"Ghostbusters" director Ivan Reitman recounts how he first met Bill Murray.

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How Ivan Reitman Met Bill Murray

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Video thumbnail: Mark Twain Prize Jimmy Kimmel | Watch Bill Murray: The Mark Twain Prize!

Mark Twain Prize

Jimmy Kimmel | Watch Bill Murray: The Mark Twain Prize!

Jimmy Kimmel reminds you not to miss Bill Murray: The Mark Twain Prize!

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Jimmy Kimmel | Watch Bill Murray: The Mark Twain Prize!

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