Netflix will stream the Mark Twain Prize honoring Kevin Hart on May 11

is the new streaming home of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor as part of a multiyear deal. This year’s prize is going to Kevin Hart, who is being honored for his “extraordinary contributions to the genre and his impressive achievements across comedy, film and television.” The likes of Dave Chappelle, Jimmy Fallon, Tiffany Haddish, Regina Hall, Chelsea Handler, Nelly, Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld are set to pay tribute to Hart (and perhaps roast him a bit) at the ceremony. For what it’s worth, Hart with Netflix in 2021.

The Mark Twain Prize is in its 25th year and it’s perhaps one of the most prestigious comedy awards in the US. It’s awarded to those who have had “an impact on American society in ways similar to the distinguished 19th-century novelist and essayist Samuel Clemens, best known as Mark Twain,” a press release notes. Previous recipients include Richard Pryor, Whoopi Goldberg, Lily Tomlin, Lorne Michaels, Steve Martin, Billy Crystal, George Carlin, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell, Carol Burnett, Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray, David Letterman, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jon Stewart and Adam Sandler.

The ceremony takes place on March 24 at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall in Washington DC. You’ll be able to watch it when it hits Netflix on May 11. That’s during the Netflix is a Joke festival, a series of stand-up shows taking place in Los Angeles that will also stream on the platform. Netflix has a rich history of and at this point, so it seems like a natural fit for the Mark Twain Prize, which was previously broadcast on Comedy Central, PBS and CNN.

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