Eddie Murphy To Receive The Mark Twain Prize For American Humor At 2015 Kennedy Center Honors


Eddie Murphy’s legacy will be recognized at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors in October. The famed comedian will receive the coveted title of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, AP reports.

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The annual event will air on PBS on Nov. 23, taking place in Washington, D.C., which boasts a list of fellow comedians set to commemorate Murphy, including Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Trevor Noah, Kathy Griffin and many more. A few cast members from Saturday Night Live, where Murphy found his footing, will also join in on the bound-to-be-funny salute.

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The Brooklyn native has remained a fixture in film and television, etching himself as a staple figure on our small and big screens. Since the early 80’s to the new millennium, Murphy has received various accolades and nominations for his silver screen portrayals, gaining a nomination from the Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor in Dreamgirls, but later won a Golden Globe for that same role

Murphy’s filmography resume also lists movies such as Dr. Dolittle, The Nutty Professor, Vampire In Brooklyn, 48 Hrs., Harlem Nights and many, many more.