Eddie Murphy honored at Kennedy Center (Photos)

WASHINGTON, DC- OCTOBER 18:  Honoree Eddie Murphy poses on the red carpet during the 18th Annual Mark Twain Prize For Humor at The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts on October 18, 2015 in Washington, DC.   (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
Eddie Murphy was honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday night at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Tracy Morgan, Kathy Griffin, Trevor Noah, Dave Chappelle, Kevin Nealon and Whitney Cummings were among those who came out to salute and pay tribute to Murphy. Browse through these photos from the event, which will be broadcast on Nov. 23 on PBS. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Kris Connor)
Honoree Eddie Murphy is seen here on the red carpet at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts with partner Paige Butcher and his mother, Lillian Lynch. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Honoree Eddie Murphy is seen here on the red carpet at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts with partner Paige Butcher and his mother, Lillian Lynch. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Honoree Eddie Murphy is seen here on the red carpet at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 18, 2015 with partner Paige Butcher.  (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Honoree Eddie Murphy is seen here on the red carpet at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 18, 2015 with partner Paige Butcher. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Eddie Murphy’s children came out to the event honoring their father at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 18, 2015. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Eddie Murphy’s children came out to the event honoring their father at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 18, 2015. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Eddie Murphy is honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, in Washington. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
Eddie Murphy is honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, in Washington. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP) (Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP/Owen Sweeney)
Here, Tracy Morgan speaks to reporters on the red carpet at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Here, Tracy Morgan speaks to reporters on the red carpet at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
A special moment between Tracy Morgan and JB Smoove on the red carpet. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
A special moment between Tracy Morgan and JB Smoove on the red carpet. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
JB Smoove embraces Tracy Morgan on the red carpet on Oct. 18, 2015. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
JB Smoove embraces Tracy Morgan on the red carpet on Oct. 18, 2015. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Tracy Morgan and wife Megan Wollover arrive at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor presented to Eddie Murphy on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, in Washington. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
Tracy Morgan and wife Megan Wollover arrive at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor presented to Eddie Murphy on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, in Washington. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP) (Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP/Owen Sweeney)
Tracy Morgan and his wife, Megan Wollover, were on the red carpet Oct. 18, 2015 to honor Eddie Murphy. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Tracy Morgan and his wife, Megan Wollover, were on the red carpet Oct. 18, 2015 to honor Eddie Murphy. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Tracy Morgan and his wife, Megan Wollover, were on the red carpet Oct. 18, 2015 to honor Eddie Murphy. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Tracy Morgan and his wife, Megan Wollover, were on the red carpet Oct. 18, 2015 to honor Eddie Murphy. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Comedian Dave Chappelle was at the event to salute Eddie Murphy at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 18, 2015. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Comedian Dave Chappelle was at the event to salute Eddie Murphy at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 18, 2015. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Arsenio Hall arrives at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor presented to Eddie Murphy on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, in Washington. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
Arsenio Hall arrives at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor presented to Eddie Murphy on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, in Washington. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP) (Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP/Owen Sweeney)
Dave Chappelle’s wife, Elaine, and daughter, Sonal, joined him at the event honoring Eddie Murphy on Oct. 18, 2015. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Dave Chappelle’s wife, Elaine, and daughter, Sonal, joined him at the event honoring Eddie Murphy on Oct. 18, 2015. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Dick Gregory attended the Oct. 18, 2015 event honoring Eddie Murphy with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Kathy Griffin is seen here on the red carpet at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as Eddie Murphy was honored on Oct. 18, 2015. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Kathy Griffin is seen here on the red carpet at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as Eddie Murphy was honored on Oct. 18, 2015. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Kathy Griffin is seen here on the red carpet at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as Eddie Murphy was honored on Oct. 18, 2015. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Kathy Griffin is seen here on the red carpet at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as Eddie Murphy was honored on Oct. 18, 2015. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Musician Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes is seen here on the red carpet at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as Eddie Murphy was honored on Oct. 18, 2015. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Musician Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes is seen here on the red carpet at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as Eddie Murphy was honored on Oct. 18, 2015. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Trevor Noah, host Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” was interviewed on the red carpet at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” was interviewed on the red carpet at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” is seen here at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” is seen here at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Jay Pharoah, of “Saturday Night Live,” is seen here at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 18, 2015.  (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Jay Pharoah, of “Saturday Night Live,” is seen here at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 18, 2015. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Jay Pharoah, of “Saturday Night Live,” came out to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to honor Eddie Murphy on Oct. 18, 2015.  (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Jay Pharoah, of “Saturday Night Live,” came out to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to honor Eddie Murphy on Oct. 18, 2015. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Jay Pharoah arrives at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor presented to Eddie Murphy on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, in Washington. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
Jay Pharoah arrives at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor presented to Eddie Murphy on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, in Washington. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP) (Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP/Owen Sweeney)
Writer Bruce Vilanch was at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to honor Eddie Murphy on Oct. 18, 2015.  (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Writer Bruce Vilanch was at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to honor Eddie Murphy on Oct. 18, 2015. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Writer Bruce Vilanch was at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to honor Eddie Murphy on Oct. 18, 2015.  (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Writer Bruce Vilanch was at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to honor Eddie Murphy on Oct. 18, 2015. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
George Schlatter, creator of “Laugh-In,” was on hand Oct. 18, 2015 to honor Eddie Murphy at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
George Schlatter, creator of “Laugh-In,” was on hand Oct. 18, 2015 to honor Eddie Murphy at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Joe Piscopo is seen here at the Kennedy Center of Performing Arts on Oct. 18, 2015 to honor Eddie Murphy.  (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Joe Piscopo is seen here at the Kennedy Center of Performing Arts on Oct. 18, 2015 to honor Eddie Murphy. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Joe Piscopo is seen here at the Kennedy Center of Performing Arts on Oct. 18, 2015 to honor Eddie Murphy.  (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Joe Piscopo is seen here at the Kennedy Center of Performing Arts on Oct. 18, 2015 to honor Eddie Murphy. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Another shot of Joe Piscopo on the red carpet at the Kennedy Center of Performing Arts on Oct. 18, 2015 to honor Eddie Murphy.  (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Another shot of Joe Piscopo on the red carpet at the Kennedy Center of Performing Arts on Oct. 18, 2015 to honor Eddie Murphy. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Joe Piscopo arrives at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor presented to Eddie Murphy on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, in Washington. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
Joe Piscopo arrives at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor presented to Eddie Murphy on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, in Washington. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP) (Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP/Owen Sweeney)
Kevin Nealon is seen here on the red carpet at the Kennedy Center of Performing Arts on Oct. 18, 2015 to honor Eddie Murphy.  (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Kevin Nealon is seen here on the red carpet at the Kennedy Center of Performing Arts on Oct. 18, 2015 to honor Eddie Murphy. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Here, Joe Piscopo is interviewed on the red carpet at the Kennedy Center of Performing Arts on Oct. 18, 2015.  (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Here, Joe Piscopo is interviewed on the red carpet at the Kennedy Center of Performing Arts on Oct. 18, 2015. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
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WASHINGTON, DC- OCTOBER 18:  Honoree Eddie Murphy poses on the red carpet during the 18th Annual Mark Twain Prize For Humor at The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts on October 18, 2015 in Washington, DC.   (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
Honoree Eddie Murphy is seen here on the red carpet at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts with partner Paige Butcher and his mother, Lillian Lynch. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Honoree Eddie Murphy is seen here on the red carpet at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 18, 2015 with partner Paige Butcher.  (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Eddie Murphy’s children came out to the event honoring their father at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 18, 2015. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Eddie Murphy is honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, in Washington. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
Here, Tracy Morgan speaks to reporters on the red carpet at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
A special moment between Tracy Morgan and JB Smoove on the red carpet. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
JB Smoove embraces Tracy Morgan on the red carpet on Oct. 18, 2015. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Tracy Morgan and wife Megan Wollover arrive at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor presented to Eddie Murphy on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, in Washington. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
Tracy Morgan and his wife, Megan Wollover, were on the red carpet Oct. 18, 2015 to honor Eddie Murphy. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Tracy Morgan and his wife, Megan Wollover, were on the red carpet Oct. 18, 2015 to honor Eddie Murphy. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Comedian Dave Chappelle was at the event to salute Eddie Murphy at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 18, 2015. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Arsenio Hall arrives at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor presented to Eddie Murphy on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, in Washington. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
Dave Chappelle’s wife, Elaine, and daughter, Sonal, joined him at the event honoring Eddie Murphy on Oct. 18, 2015. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Kathy Griffin is seen here on the red carpet at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as Eddie Murphy was honored on Oct. 18, 2015. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Kathy Griffin is seen here on the red carpet at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as Eddie Murphy was honored on Oct. 18, 2015. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Musician Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes is seen here on the red carpet at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as Eddie Murphy was honored on Oct. 18, 2015. (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Trevor Noah, host Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” was interviewed on the red carpet at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” is seen here at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Jay Pharoah, of “Saturday Night Live,” is seen here at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 18, 2015.  (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Jay Pharoah, of “Saturday Night Live,” came out to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to honor Eddie Murphy on Oct. 18, 2015.  (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Jay Pharoah arrives at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor presented to Eddie Murphy on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, in Washington. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
Writer Bruce Vilanch was at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to honor Eddie Murphy on Oct. 18, 2015.  (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Writer Bruce Vilanch was at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to honor Eddie Murphy on Oct. 18, 2015.  (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
George Schlatter, creator of “Laugh-In,” was on hand Oct. 18, 2015 to honor Eddie Murphy at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Joe Piscopo is seen here at the Kennedy Center of Performing Arts on Oct. 18, 2015 to honor Eddie Murphy.  (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Joe Piscopo is seen here at the Kennedy Center of Performing Arts on Oct. 18, 2015 to honor Eddie Murphy.  (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Another shot of Joe Piscopo on the red carpet at the Kennedy Center of Performing Arts on Oct. 18, 2015 to honor Eddie Murphy.  (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Joe Piscopo arrives at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor presented to Eddie Murphy on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, in Washington. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
Kevin Nealon is seen here on the red carpet at the Kennedy Center of Performing Arts on Oct. 18, 2015 to honor Eddie Murphy.  (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Here, Joe Piscopo is interviewed on the red carpet at the Kennedy Center of Performing Arts on Oct. 18, 2015.  (Courtesy Shannon Finney, www.shannonfinneyphotography.com)

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