WASHINGTON (NEWSnet/AP) — Kevin Hart will receive The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Hart, 44, made his movie debut in the 2002 film “Paper Soldiers” and became known through a string of scene-stealing cameos in hits such as 2005’s “The 40-Year-Old-Virgin.”

Twain Prize, now in its 25th year, honors performers who have had impact on humor and culture. 

Recipients are honored with a night of testimonials and video tributes.

Additional comedians who have received the lifetime achievement award include George Carlin, Whoopi Goldberg, Bob Newhart, Carol Burnett and Dave Chapelle.

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