Conan O'Brien, Drew Barrymore, and Chris Rock Salute Adam Sandler at Mark Twain Awards

Conan O'Brien, Drew Barrymore,  and Chris Rock  Salute Adam Sandler at Mark Twain Awards

A number of high-profile Hollywood stars were in DC this weekend  to  honor Adam Sandler  as he received The Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Award.

Earlier this year, The Kennedy Center announced Adam Sandler, as the recipient of the 24th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.   Previous winners include notable names such as David Chappelle, David Letterman, Eddy Murphy, Jay Leno, Tina Fey, Carol Burnett, Bill Cosby, Will Ferrell and Ellen DeGeneres.

The prize which is named to honor one of the world’s greatest humorist, was awarded at a gala performance featuring some of the biggest names in comedy on March 19, 2023, and will be broadcast nationally on CNN March 26, 2023 at 8 p.m. ET.

Adam Sandler has entertained audiences for over three decades with his films, music, and his tenure as a fan favorite cast member on SNL. Adam has created characters that have made us laugh, cry, and cry from laughing. Over the past 30 years Adam Sandler has enjoyed phenomenal success as a comedian, actor, writer, producer, and musician. His films have grossed over $3 billion worldwide and include box offices hits such as Grown UpsBig DaddyThe Longest YardThe Waterboy, and Hotel T. His films on Netflix are some of the most watched films on the streamer, including Murder MysteryThe Meyerowitz Stories, and Hubie Halloween, among many other.   
– The Kennedy Center


About Mark Twain Prize:

The Mark Twain Prize recognizes people who have had an impact on American society in ways similar to the distinguished 19th century novelist and essayist best known as Mark Twain. As a social commentator, satirist and creator of memorable characters, Samuel Clemens was a fearless observer of society, who startled and outraged many while delighting and informing many more with his uncompromising perspective of social injustice and personal folly. He revealed the great truth of humor when he said “against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.”


Courtesy – The Kennedy Center