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25th Anniversary Celebration of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Honors Kevin Hart

The highly anticipated 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor is set to take place on Sunday, March 24, 2024, at a prestigious venue in Washington, D.C. This year’s honoree is none other than the incomparable Kevin Hart, a comedic force whose impact on American society mirrors that of the prize’s namesake, Mark Twain.

Established as one of the most esteemed accolades in the comedic realm, the Mark Twain Prize recognizes individuals whose humor has left an indelible mark on American culture. With his unparalleled wit and comedic prowess, Kevin Hart stands out as a fitting recipient for this prestigious honor.

The ceremony promises an evening of laughter and entertainment, featuring a star-studded cast of icons from the entertainment industry. Attendees can look forward to appearances by Dave Burd (Lil Dicky), Nick Cannon, Dave Chappelle, Jimmy Fallon, Tiffany Haddish, Regina Hall, Chelsea Handler, Nelly, The Plastic Cup Boyz, Keith Robinson, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, J.B. Smoove, and Robin Thicke, with musical direction by Adam Blackstone.

Guests attending the special event package will be treated to a pre-performance cocktail reception, followed by the main award ceremony. The festivities will culminate in a glamorous post-performance celebration at the REACH, where attendees and cast members alike will mingle, enjoy delectable cuisine, and dance the night away.

The celebration extends beyond the main event, with exclusive benefits for the most generous event sponsors, including an invitation to the Opening Act Dinner and an exclusive Mark Twain Prize event the night before.

Kevin Hart’s journey from amateur comedian to Hollywood box office powerhouse is nothing short of remarkable. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Hart’s comedic talents catapulted him to international fame, with numerous box office hits grossing over $4.23 billion globally. Beyond his success on screen, Hart has also distinguished himself as a successful entrepreneur, serving as chairman of Hartbeat, a media company dedicated to creating entertainment that unites audiences through laughter and culture.

As the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor approaches, anticipation is building for an unforgettable evening honoring the comedic genius of Kevin Hart and his enduring impact on American humor.

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