Mark Twain Prize

District of Chappelle

District of Chappelle

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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 Dave Chappelle, recipient of the 22nd annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on October 27, 2019. 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, January 7, 2020.

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Celebrating Dave Chappelle

2019 Mark Twain Prize

Celebrating Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle is an internationally recognized stand-up comedian and actor whose trademark wit and sharp, irreverent social commentary explores race, popular culture, sex, drugs, politics, and fame. Arguably the most-touring comic on the circuit.

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About the Show

A lineup of leading performers, including Neal Brennan, Bradley Cooper, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, Lorne Michaels, Q-Tip, Trevor Noah, Jon Stewart, and others will salute Dave Chappelle at the 22nd annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize. The program will pay tribute to the humor and accomplishments of Chappelle, and will be broadcasted on PBS stations on January 7, 2020.

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