Dave Chappelle To Be Awarded Mark Twain Prize For American Humor

The comic and actor, known for his boundary-pushing stand-up routines and his sketch-comedy TV series Chappelle's Show, will receive the award in a gala at the Kennedy Center.
In recent years, Dave Chappelle returned to stand-up comedy in force with a series of specials, released on Netflix. He will receive the Mark Twain Prize on Oct. 27, 2019. Source: Lester Cohen

Comedian Dave Chappelle will be awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor this year, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced.

The stand-up comic, actor, producer and director joins a prestigious groups of comedians to receive the award. Among them are Carol Burnett, Whoopi Goldberg, Bob Newhart and Richard Pryor — who won the very first Twain Prize in 1998.

"Dave is one of

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