Mark Twain Prize

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Honoring the career and success of American's most entertaining comedy moguls.

An outstanding lineup of entertainers gathered in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall to salute Jon Stewart, recipient of the 23rd annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on April 24, 2022. The Prize was given at a gala performance featuring some of the biggest names in comedy. The program will be broadcast on PBS stations on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

Corporate funding provided by Capital One. Major funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Celebrating Jon Stewart

2022 Mark Twain Prize

Celebrating Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart is considered one of America’s top social and comedic voices. Over his 16-year run as host and executive producer of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Stewart redefined political satire in American culture.

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A lineup of leading performers, including Samantha Bee, Steve Carell, Dave Chappelle, Gary Clark Jr., Stephen Colbert, Pete Davidson, Ed Helms, Jimmy Kimmel, Olivia Munn, Bruce Springsteen, Bassem Youssef, and others salute Jon Stewart at the 23rd annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize. The program pays tribute to the humor and accomplishments of Stewart and is available on PBS.

The 23rd annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor is under the direction of the creative team from Done + Dusted.

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