(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — He’s been making us laugh ever since the second season of Saturday Night Live, in 1977. Nearly 40 years later, Bill Murray will be honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
The honor is presented annually by the Kennedy Center to a person who’s had an impact on American society in ways similar to its namesake.
Murray’s unique persona and brand of humor has been featured in dozens of films — from modern comedy classics like Caddyshack, Stripes, Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day, to later, more eclectic fare including critically-acclaimed roles in Lost in Translation, Moonrise Kingdom, Hyde Park on Hudson, and St. Vincent.
Murray, 65, will be celebrated in a ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., October 23.
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