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On November 23, PBS viewers will have the chance to tune in to see comedian Eddie Murphy accept the 2015 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.


The annual event, which taped Sunday night in Washington, D.C., honored Murphy as a trailblazer in comedy, and featured the famed comedian’s first return to stand-up in nearly 30 years.

In the last three decades, Murphy has molded a prolific career on film, and has always teased his audience that he would one day return to the stand-up scene that made him a megastar.

In a brief set, Murphy joked about the merits of his award, and trotted his impression of Bill Cosby that helped make him famous in the 1980s.

“Bill has one of these,” Murphy said of the Mark Twain Prize.  “Did you all make him give it back?”

“I would like to talk to some of the people who feel like I should give back some of my motherfuckin trophies,” Murphy joked as Cosby.

Douglas Barclay is a Senior Editor at Rare. Follow him on Twitter @douglabarclay17
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