Kevin Hart Honored With Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize For Humor

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Kevin Hart received the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

On Sunday (March 24), Hart joined the ranks of Adam Sandler, Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Stewart, and Carol Burnett as the 25th recipient of the Mark Twain Prize, per Reuters.

Dave Chappelle, a previous recipient, Chelsea Handler, and Jerry Seinfeld honored Hart's career with comedic routines that were a mix of humor and emotion.

"You remind me ... why I love comedy so much," Chappelle told Hart on the Kennedy Center stage. "I am honored to know somebody like you. I really wish you had come when I won this award."

In her routine, Handler joked about Hart telling her that he was destined for greatness during her talk show in the early 2000s.

"It was clear from the moment we met that he was destined for superstardom, especially when he told me he was destined for superstardom," Handler said. "I admired his pluck ... as well as his drive and determination and the unrelenting hard work that brought him here tonight to a place where the talk show host he told he was destined for superstardom is now presenting him with a lifetime achievement award."

Seinfeld described Hart as the most likable human in history.

"If you look at Kevin Hart's career, it doesn't look like it was that hard to do," Seinfeld quipped.

Hart thanked the fellow comedians for "showing up" for him. A recording of the evening is set to air on Netflix on May 11.

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