The 'Uncut Gems' actor wil be recognized with ASCAP Founders Award for the comedy tracks from his 'Saturday Night Live' days as well as his work on films like 'The Wedding Singer'.

AceShowbiz - Adam Sandler is to be honoured for his songwriting with The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Founders Award.

The "Uncut Gems" star will be honoured at the organisation's 37th annual Pop Music Awards in Los Angeles on 28 April, earning the accolade for comedy tracks from his "Saturday Night Live" days like "The Thanksgiving" and "The Chanukah Song", as well as his work on films like "The Wedding Singer".

Praising the comedian, ASCAP Chairman of the Board and President Paul Williams said in a press release, "Adam is a giant of comedy, and so many of his most hilarious onscreen moments are based in music and song."

"From Opera Man to 'The Chanukah Song' to 'Grow Old with You', Adam's genius ability to seamlessly blend comedy and music helps us all appreciate the wonders and absurdities of life and love."

"ASCAP is honoured to recognise Adam Sandler for his singular contributions to the comedy music canon."

Previous winners of ASCAP's Founders Award include Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty, Patti Smith, Notorious B.I.G., Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs, Dr. Dre, Annie Lennox, Carly Simon, Jeff Lynne, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons.

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