Comedian Kevin Hart Honored with Mark Twain Prize For American Humor

Stepping into the spotlight on Sunday evening, Kevin Hart exuded his trademark confidence as he accepted the esteemed Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The stage dazzled with his characteristic pyrotechnics.

"Following a touching tribute from his friend, comedian Dave Chappelle, Mr. Hart quipped, "Can I pee?" before making a comedic exit offstage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington. He later returned to graciously accept a bust of Mark Twain from David M. Rubenstein, the outgoing chairman of the Kennedy Center."

Kevin Hart, 44, received the Kennedy Center's honor, joining the ranks of esteemed comic recipients. With his wife and children by his side, Hart's emotions ranged from laughter at witty roasts to tears during touching tributes from industry peers