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Letterman, Aykroyd to honor Bill Murray at Kennedy Center

Posted September 13

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2016 file photo, actor Bill Murray attends an NCAA college basketball game between Xavier and Villanova, in Cincinnati. Murray was the first and last guest on David Letterman’s late-night show, and Letterman will return the favor by making a rare public appearance when Murray is presented with the nation’s top prize for humor. On Tuesday, Se[t. 14, 2016, The Kennedy Center announced the lineup of performers for next month’s celebration of Murray, who’ll receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

— Bill Murray was the first and last guest on David Letterman's late-night show, and Letterman will return the favor by making a rare public appearance when Murray is presented with the nation's top prize for humor.

On Tuesday, The Kennedy Center announced the lineup of performers for next month's celebration of Murray, who'll receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

In addition to Letterman, two of Murray's "Ghostbusters" co-stars — Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver — will appear at the event on Oct. 23. Other performers include comedian Aziz Ansari; late-night host Jimmy Kimmel; actor Bill Hader; musician Paul Shaffer; author and humorist Roy Blount, Jr.; and Murray's brother, Brian Doyle Murray.

The prize is awarded annually to a humorist who influences society in the tradition of Mark Twain.

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