Dave Chappelle to receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

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Dave Chappelle to receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Award-winning comedian Dave Chappelle is adding another award his growing accolades. The star is set to receive the 22nd annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The award recognizes people who have had an impact on American society in ways similar to the distinguished 19th-century novelist and essayist best-known as Mark Twain.

Dave Chappelle to receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

“Dave is one of the truly original voices in comedy — the definition of a creative artist,” Matthew Winer, director of comedy and special programming at the Kennedy Center, said to NPR. “He’s a modern-day sociologist, skewering stereotypes, defying boundaries, and showing us that laughter can be a way to contextualize issues that we struggle to understand.”

Other recipients include Richard Pryor, Whoopi Goldberg and Eddie Murphy among others. The Prize will be awarded on 27 October at a Kennedy Center gala. Dave Chappelle to receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Congratulations!

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