Updated 1751 GMT (0151 HKT) March 23, 2023
By Brook Joyner and Kyle Almond, CNN
Adam Sandler is the 2023 recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
The actor and former “Saturday Night Live” star joins a prestigious list of past winners, including Tina Fey, Steve Martin, Carol Burnett, Eddie Murphy and Dave Chappelle.
“Adam Sandler has entertained audiences for over three decades with his films, music and his tenure as a fan favorite cast member on ‘SNL,’ ” Kennedy Center President Deborah F. Rutter said. “Adam has created characters that have made us laugh, cry, and cry from laughing.”
Sandler’s award ceremony will air Sunday at 8 p.m. ET, exclusively on CNN.