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Eddie Murphy to receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

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On October 18, comedy legend Eddie Murphy will receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Murphy is considered the greatest comedian of his era and arguably the greatest since the comedy GOAT, Richard Pryor. The show will be broadcast on PBS November 23rd.

As reported by the Washington Associated Press:

“Chris Rock, Kathy Griffin, Arsenio Hall and other comedians will perform next month in honor of Eddie Murphy as he receives the nation’s top prize for humor at the Kennedy Center in Washington.

The performers include Dave Chappelle, Trevor Noah and Whitney Cummings, as well as stars from “Saturday Night Live” where Murphy had his early breakout. Jay Pharoah, Kevin Nealon and Joe Piscopo from SNL are slated to join.”

Eddie Murphy has been recently slated to play Richard Pryor’s father in Pryor’s upcoming biopic alongside Mike Epps, Oprah Winfrey and Kate Hudson.