Ceremony for David Letterman’s Mark Twain Prize Airs Tonight on PBS
At 8PM tonight, the evening that David Letterman was honored with one of comedy’s most prestigious awards, The Mark Twain Prize for Humor, will be televised in a special on PBS.
There were plenty of presenters that came out to honor Dave including Steve Martin, Martin Short, Jimmy Kimmel, Amy Schumer, and Bill Murray (of course, Murray is in a ridiculous get up per his tradition with his appearances on The Late Show).
Watch Bill Murray’s Mark Twain Prize Acceptance Ceremony on PBS Tonight
The awarding of The Mark Twain Prize for Humor to Bill Murray has already happened. However, it was shot and edited into a special that will air on PBS tonight at 9PM.
You can watch how David Letterman, Steve Martin, Aziz Ansari, Emma Stone, Jimmy Kimmel, Bill Hader, and more pay tribute to Murray and his comedy legacy later this evening.
Bill Murray to Receive Mark Train Prize for Humor
Can’t wait to see what outfit(s), Murray will choose to sport at his acceptance ceremony.
The Mark Twain Prize for Humor, one of the highest honors in comedy, has got its next recipient in Bill Murray. The living legend has not only made his name through movies and TV for decades, but seem to make an entire mythos of himself by just randomly popping into strangers’ lives and bringing some unforgettable absurdity into their lives.
That seems fitting of receiving of this award
Murray is set to receive the award on Sunday, October 23rd.
“Eddie Murphy: The Mark Twain Prize” Special Airs Tonight
9PM on PBS.
While Eddie Murphy has already received his actual Mark Twain Prize for Humor at the ceremony, the rest of us only know that he ribbed Bill Cosby during his acceptance speech.
We don’t know what Kevin Nealon Jay Pharoah, and more were up to during the ceremony, but it seems like they were there honoring Eddie in their own particular way.
We’ll definitely be curious to see if Eddie’s acceptance speech goes a little more into some bits/material/etc.
Eddie Murphy Jokes About Bill Cosby While Receiving Mark Twain Prize
Also, Murphy said that he’ll eventually tell jokes again.
In this video from AP documenting the Mark Twain Prize for Humor ceremony at The Kennedy Center, Murphy actually cracked a joke about Bill Cosby who also happens to still have a Mark Twain Prize to his name (starts at 2:28).
Hopefully, this is the spark that gets the fire burning again for Eddie to return to stand-up.
Eddie Murphy Is the Next To Be Receiving Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize for Humor
Any takers on if he’ll do something funny on stage like every other Mark Twain Prize recipient has done when receiving the award?
For his storied career as a barrier breaking stand-up comedian, comedic actor years ago, Eddie Murphy will be the latest to receive the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for Humor from The Kennedy Center. He’ll be joining the ranks of Richard Pryor, Carl Reiner, Carol Burnett, Will Ferrell, George Carlin, and more this weekend.
We’ll be curious to see where Murphy will head next after receiving one of comedy’s top honors, especially seeing where he has gone after his Spike TV tribute or his very brief appearance after Chris Rock’s heartfelt speech about him at The SNL 40th Anniversary.