Bill Murray Receives Mark Twain Prize, Comedy’s Most Prestigious Award
As a Cubs fan, Bill Murray had a great weekend. As a comedy legend receiving the Mark Twain Prize, he could take it or leave it.
As loved as he is, Mr. Murray is pretty reluctant to be the center of attention, which makes his acceptance of the award pretty amazing. Not to mention the hubbub going on in Chicago.
Murray attended the ceremony in Washington, D.C. Sunday night and told reporters he'd rather have heard about the award in a letter. Luckily for the stars at the gala, there was no Game 7 for Murray to watch.
The evening's roster consisted of Aziz Ansari, Jane Curtin, Sigourney Weaver, Paul Shaffer and David Letterman. Each of them gave their tributes and jokes in honor of Bill Murray's career.
“As much as I’ve dreaded this,” he said in his acceptance speech, “I really have to come back to this idea that: There is love.”
"If the Cubs hadn’t won last night,” he joked onstage, “I would have had to be there. Because honestly, I do not trust the media to report the story.”
The entire event was taped and is set to be broadcast this Friday on PBS channels.
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