Adam Sandler was selected to receive one of the most prestigious awards in comedy.
The bustle star is awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
The award recognizes individuals who influenced American society in ways similar to the 19th-century novelist Samuel Clemens, best known as Mark Twain.
Sandler, 56, will accept the award at a gala at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington on March 19, 2023.
Kennedy Center President Deborah F. Rutter said, “Adam Sandler has entertained audiences with his films, music and tenure as a fan-favorite cast member for over three decades SNL.
“Adam created characters that made us laugh, cry, and cry with laughter.”
The awards ceremony will “certainly bring together the best in comedy,” Rutter said, calling it a “laughing evening like no other.”
The award, first presented to Richard Pryor in October 1998, is part of the Kennedy Center Celebration of American Humor.
Several of Sandler’s companions SNL Fellow actors including Lorne Michaels, Tina Fey, Steve Martin, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Bill Murray have already been honored.
Sandler’s latest film, Hurry, premiered on Netflix in June. The film garnered the actor some of his best reviews yet, leading to him receiving the Performer Tribute Award at the 32nd Annual Gotham Awards on November 28.
The basketball drama was ranked as the highest-rated film of Sandler’s entire career by fans on Rotten Tomatoes with a 93 percent viewer rating. Behind follows Lucky Gilmorewith 85 percent, and rule over mewith a score of 81 percent.
Sandler has achieved success as an actor, producer, comedian and musician, and his films have grossed over US$3 billion worldwide.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/adam-sandler-award-mark-twaib-b2244929.html Adam Sandler will be honored with the prestigious Mark Twain Award for his work in the comedy