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Kevin Hart received the 25th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on March 24th, 2024. The Kennedy Center hide caption

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Kevin Hart takes home his Mark Twain Prize for American humor

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Kevin Hart has been named winner of the 25th Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Hart will be celebrated/roasted by fellow jokesters at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., in March. Kevin Kwan/The Kennedy Center hide caption

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Kevin Hart will receive the Mark Twain Prize — humor's highest honor

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Adam Sandler is the winner of this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Sandler will receive the award at a gala performance at the Kennedy Center on March 19th, 2023. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic hide caption

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Hollywood and tyrants: How filmmakers take on the powerful

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Jon Stewart accepts the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Scott Suchman/The Kennedy Center hide caption

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Jon Stewart says the 'fragility of leaders' is the real threat to humor

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Dave Chappelle accepts the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. PBS will air a television special of the ceremony in January. Tracey Salazar/Courtesy of the Kennedy Center hide caption

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'The Best Part Of The First Amendment': Dave Chappelle Accepts Mark Twain Prize

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