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This weekend, the nation will be able to celebrate the latest achievement of one of Hollywood’s most celebrated comedians.

According to CNN, Adam Sandler was recently honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall in Washington, DC. An all-star lineup was in attendance to be part of the event, which will now air Sunday, March 26 at 8:00 p.m. EST on CNN.

The award, first presented to Richard Pryor in 1998, recognizes individuals who have influenced American society in ways similar to novelist Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, according to the Kennedy Center’s website.


If you’re a cord cutter or don’t have a cord, you can watch the special online on one of the streaming platforms below, and watch it for free on Direct TV Stream via a trial offer.

  • Direct TV Stream – 5-day free trial. This service also currently offers a $120 rebate on the first year of service.
  • Sling TV – No free trial, but a special offer of half price for the first month ($20) for new subscribers.
  • Hulu + Live TV – Note that some geographic restrictions apply. No free trial.


If you’re watching on cable, check out this special on CNN.

You can find out what channel CNN is on by using the channel search here: Verizon Fios, AT&T U-verse, Comcast Xfinity, Spectrum/Charter, Optimum/Altice, DIRECTV, and Dish.


Sandler, 56, received the award and the event was taped on March 19.

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The legendary comedian who has starred in films such as ‘Happy Gilmore’, ‘The Wedding Singer’, ‘The Waterboy’ and ‘Grown Ups’. Along the way, he’s forged working relationships with fellow comedians like Chris Rock and David Spade, both of whom were there as special guests to celebrate Sandler’s accomplishment, according to The Kennedy Center.

Joining the two at the 24th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Gala at the Kennedy Center were Jennifer Aniston, Judd Apatow, Steve Buscemi, Ben Stiller and more. The Kennedy Center noted that the all-star cast of leading artists were to greet Sandler and congratulate him throughout the ceremony.

Over the past two decades, well-known names such as Will Ferrell and Bill Murray have been recognized by the center. The addition of Sandler only adds to the prestige of the comedian cast.

“The Mark Twain Awards ceremony is one of the most uplifting and entertaining events of the year, and I’m thrilled that CNN is partnering with the Kennedy Center to bring it to our global audience,” said Chris Licht, chairman and CEO of CNN Worldwide , said via CNN. “Humor has an amazing ability to unite people, and for more than two decades the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize has honored those who do it best. I look forward to sharing this evening of laughter and celebration with our viewers.”

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