Adam Sandler to Receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Adam Sandler to received the 24th Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, Adam Sandler at a gala performance at the Kennedy Center on March 19.

The award honors people whose contributions to American culture are comparable to those of Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, a novelist, and essayist from the 19th century.

According to Deborah F. Rutter, president of the Kennedy Center, “Adam Sandler has thrilled audiences for over three decades with his films, music, and his career as a fan favorite cast member on ‘SNL’.” “Adam has developed characters that have brought us to tears both from laughter and tears of joy. As we honor his career at a ceremony that is certain to bring together the best in comedy, I am anticipating an evening filled with hilarity unlike any other.

Sandler will get a replica of a Karl Gerhardt-sculpted bronze portrait bust of Mark Twain as part of the award. Richard Pryor, Carl Reiner, Whoopi Goldberg, Bob Newhart, Lily Tomlin, Steve Martin, Neil Simon, Billy Crystal, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell, Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Dave Chappelle, and Jon Stewart are just a few of the honorees who have previously received it.

Over $3 billion has been made by Sandler’s movies, which include hits like “Grown Ups,” “Big Daddy,” “The Longest Yard,” and “The Waterboy.”

Sandler’s Netflix movie “Hustle” has been given numerous awards, and he got a Gotham Award for his performance as Stanley Sugerman. Sandler received numerous nominations and accolades for his performance as Howard Ratner in the highly acclaimed film “Uncut Gems” by the Safdie Brothers, including the National Board of Review and the Independent Spirit Award.

Adam Sandler new movie

Adam Sandler’s next Netflix movie ‘Spaceman of Bohemia‘ is coming to Netflix in 2023. In 2020 Netflix greenlit Spaceman of Bohemia, a weird but also heartwarming and deep space adventure film developed by Johan Renck of Breaking Bad and Chernobyl fame and Colby Day (In The Blink of an Eye).

Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler net worth

$420 million

Sandler had an estimated net worth of $420 million in 2020, and signed a further four-movie deal with Netflix worth over $250 million.

Adam Sandler
Other namesSandman, The King of Comedy
Alma materNew York University (BFA)
OccupationComedian actor writer singer film producer

Adam Sandler wife

Sandler has been married to Jacqueline “Jackie” Sandler (née Titone) since 2003. She converted to Sandler’s religion, Judaism. The couple has two daughters, Sadie (born May 2006) and Sunny (born November 2008).

We’re excited to honour [Sandler’s] career at an event that will undoubtedly feature the funniest people around and make everyone laugh, added Rutter.

On March 19, 2023, Sandler will receive recognition at a ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.