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Adam Sandler Chosen as Recipient of 24th Mark Twain Prize


Adam Sandler Chosen as Recipient of 24th Mark Twain Prize

Sandler clinches one of the top accolades in comedy.

Veteran performer, humorist, and filmmaker Adam Sandler has remained a steady fixture in the realm of comedy for many years, both through his films and his iconic portrayals on programs like Saturday Night Live. In recognition of his accomplishments in the domain of humor, he has secured one of the most esteemed accolades for comedy: the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Past honorees include Tina Fey, Will Ferrell, Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Carl Reiner, Whoopi Goldberg, Bob Newhart, Lily Tomlin, Steve Martin, Neil Simon, Billy Crystal, Bill Murray, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Dave Chappelle, and Jon Stewart.

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The 24th Mark Twain Prize will be presented to Sandler during a ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on March 19, 2023.

“Adam Sandler has delighted audiences for more than three decades through his films, music, and his time as a beloved cast member on SNL,” remarked Kennedy Center president Deborah F. Rutter in a statement. “Adam has brought to life characters that have evoked laughter, tears, and tears from laughter. I eagerly anticipate an evening filled with mirth unlike any other as we honor his career at a gathering that promises to unite the finest in comedy.”

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