is the new streaming home of the Mark Twain Award for American Humor as part of a multi-year agreement. This year’s award goes to Kevin Hart, who is being honored for his “outstanding contribution to the genre and his impressive achievements in comedy, film and television”. The likes of Dave Chappelle, Jimmy Fallon, Tiffany Haddish, Regina Hall, Chelsea Handler, Nelly, Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld are on hand to pay tribute to Hart (and maybe roast him a little) at the ceremony. For what it’s worth, Hart with Netflix in 2021.

The Mark Twain Award has been awarded for 25 years and is perhaps one of the most prestigious comedy awards in the United States. It is awarded to those who have “impacted American society in ways similar to the distinguished 19th-century writer and essayist Samuel Clemons, best known as Mark Twain.” notes the press release. Previous honorees include Richard Pryor, Whoopi Goldberg, Lily Tomlin, Lorne Michaels, Steve Martin, Billy Crystal, George Carlin, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell, Carol Burnett, Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray, David Letterman, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jon Stewart and Adam Sandler.

The ceremony takes place on March 24 at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall in Washington. You’ll be able to watch it when it hits Netflix on May 11. It’s during the Netflix is ​​a Joke festival, a series of stand-up shows taking place in Los Angeles that will also stream on the platform. Netflix has a rich history on and at this point, so it seems like a natural fit for the Mark Twain Award, which has previously aired on Comedy Central, PBS and CNN.