Honoring the career and success of American's most entertaining comedy moguls.
An outstanding lineup of entertainers gathered in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall to salute Dave Chappelle, recipient of the 22nd annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on October 27, 2019. The Prize was given at a gala performance featuring some of the biggest names in comedy. The program will be broadcast on PBS stations on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.
Celebrate the work of stand-up comedian and actor, Dave Chappelle.
Explore how growing up in the nation's capital influenced Dave Chappelle's comedic style.
2019 Mark Twain Prize
Dave Chappelle is an internationally recognized stand-up comedian and actor whose trademark wit and sharp, irreverent social commentary explores race, popular culture, sex, drugs, politics, and fame. Arguably the most-touring comic on the circuit.