Kevin Hart to Receive Mark Twain Prize: Netflix Strikes Deal

Netflix secures a multi-year deal with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to broadcast the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, a coveted honor previously aired on networks like CNN and PBS.

This year, Netflix shines the spotlight on comedic powerhouse Kevin Hart, adding another feather to his cap alongside his array of standup specials on the platform.

The star-studded ceremony, set for March 24, promises an evening of laughter and recognition with a lineup featuring comedy legends like Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, and more. While Netflix won’t stream the event live, fans can catch the festivities on May 11, coinciding with Netflix Is A Joke festival in LA.

Kevin Hart to Receive Mark Twain Prize

Kennedy Center President Deborah F. Rutter expresses enthusiasm about the partnership, highlighting Netflix’s stature as the premier destination for comedy.

Rutter praises the Mark Twain Prize for its tradition of honoring comedic brilliance, resonating with Netflix’s commitment to top-notch comedy programming.

Produced by Done+Dusted with David Jammy at the helm, the Mark Twain Prize celebration promises a night of tributes, roasts, and uproarious moments.

As Netflix continues to expand its comedic offerings, securing partnerships with esteemed institutions like the Kennedy Center reinforces its position as a comedy powerhouse.

With Kevin Hart joining the illustrious ranks of Mark Twain Prize recipients, Netflix reaffirms its dedication to celebrating comedic excellence and delivering premium entertainment to audiences worldwide.

Get ready to laugh and toast to Hart’s remarkable contributions to the world of comedy this May on Netflix.

Joanne Wells

Joanne Wells is a media journalist for ScreenNearYou. She reports on the inside conversations in Hollywood. Also, she loves pizza!

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