Kevin Hart Confirmed as 2024 Recipient of Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
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The 'Get Hard' actor is officially scheduled to be honored at the upcoming ceremony due to take place at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

AceShowbiz - Kevin Hart, the multifaceted comedian who has risen from humble beginnings to become a global icon, will be honored with the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at a gala performance on March 24 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Hart's distinct comedic style, characterized by his diminutive stature, expressive face, and rapid-fire delivery, has made him one of the country's most recognizable and beloved performers. In Hollywood, he has starred in numerous hit films, including "Paper Soldiers" (2002), "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" (2005), and the "Jumanji" franchise, grossing over $4.23 billion globally.

The Mark Twain Prize recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to American humor, similar to the legendary Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens). Hart joins an esteemed list of previous honorees, including George Carlin, Whoopi Goldberg, Bob Newhart, Carol Burnett, and Dave Chappelle.

"For over three decades, Kevin Hart has been a source of laughter across America and throughout the world," said Kennedy Center President Deborah F. Rutter. "He has made lasting contributions to the comedic landscape and represents our celebration of American humor."

Hart expressed his gratitude for the recognition, stating, "I've been doing comedy since the inception of this award 25 years ago. To be honored in this commemorative year feels surreal. Comedy is my outlet for social commentary and observations on life - I am grateful to the Kennedy Center for recognizing my voice and impact on culture."

As a recipient of the Mark Twain Prize, Hart will receive a bronze bust of Mark Twain sculpted by Karl Gerhardt. Previous honorees include Richard Pryor, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell, Eddie Murphy, and Adam Sandler.

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