Bill Murray To Receive Kennedy Center's 'Mark Twain Prize'
Bill Murray may be one of the toughest dudes to pinpoint on the planet. Aside from doing as he damn well pleases when it comes to his prospective film projects (famously starring alongside RZA and GZA in the Jim Jarmusch's cult classic, Coffee & Cigarettes) dude is the real-life unicorn of comedy, popping up in kickball games and Bushwick loft parties alike, depending on who and what you believe.
But it is hardly arguable that despite his seemingly endless escapades, Murray has been one of the defining comedic personalities of the 20th and 21st centuries, moving with ease from his Saturday Night Live debut to a storied film career, with iconic titles like Caddy Shack, Ghostbusters, Groundhog's Day and countless others under his belt. And it now seems that he'll finally (and officially) be acknowledged for the mounds of laughter he's provided us with over the decades, as the Kennedy Center has named Bill Murray as the recipient of this year's "Mark Twain Prize" for American Humor. Past recipients include Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, George Carlin and a score of others.
The ceremony will be held at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC on October 23rd. A round of applause is both necessary and proper.
h/t The A/V Club