- Adam Sandler has been named the recipient of the 24th Mark Twain Award for American Humor, considered one of the most prestigious honors in comedy.
- According to the Kennedy Center, the Mark Twain Prize “recognizes individuals 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.”
- Sander’s movie credits include Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, Grown Ups, Big Daddy, The Wedding Singer and the Netflix films Hustle and The Meyerowitz Stories. His multi-hyphenate career includes acting, writing, producing and songwriting.