Tracy Morgan, George Lopez to honor Eddie Murphy at Mark Twain Prize event

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Tracy Morgan Added to Long List of Eddie Murphy Honourees

Tracy Morgan and George Lopez have been added to the all-star list of those who will honor comedian Eddie Murphy on October 18, as he receives the 18th annual Mark Twain Award for American Humor, the Kennedy Center said Monday.

Morgan and Lopez will join newly installed "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah, Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle in honoring "Beverly Hills Cop" star Murphy at the event, which will take place at the Kennedy Center.

Also on hand to fete Murphy: Whitney Cummings, Kathy Griffin, Arsenio Hall, Sam Moore, Kevin Nealon, Jay Pharoah and Joe Piscopo.

"I am deeply honored to receive this recognition from the Kennedy Center and to join the distinguished list of past recipients of this award," Murphy said of the award.

Tickets for the event, which raises funds for the Center's educational and artistic initiative, range from $500 to $50,000.

Recent winners of the prize include Jay Leno, Carol Burnett, Ellen DeGeneres and Will Ferrell.

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Tracy Morgan, George Lopez to honor Eddie Murphy at Mark Twain Prize event
Robin Williams, center, takes time out from rehearsal at NBC's Saturday Night Live with cast members Eddie Murphy, left, and Joe Piscopo, Feb. 10, 1984. Williams will appear as guest host on the show. (AP Photo/Suzanne Vlamis)
American musician Stevie Wonder (left) appears on an episode of 'Saturday Night Live' with comedian and actor Eddie Murphy, New York, New York, May 6, 1983. (Photo by Anthony Barboza/Getty Images)
"Saturday Night Live" players Eddie Murphy, left, and Joe Piscopo are seen in 1984. Behind them is former SNL star Dan Aykroyd. (AP Photo)
Molly Shannon and Eddie Murphy, both SNL alumni ***EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE*** ***Exclusive*** (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
American musician Stevie Wonder (left) appears on an episode of 'Saturday Night Live' with comedian and actor Eddie Murphy, New York, New York, May 6, 1983. (Photo by Anthony Barboza/Getty Images)
American musician Stevie Wonder (center) appears on an episode of 'Saturday Night Live' with comedians Joe Piscopo (left) and Eddie Murphy (right, and dressed as Stevie Wonder), New York, New York, May 6, 1983. (Photo by Anthony Barboza/Getty Images)
American musician Stevie Wonder (center) appears on an episode of 'Saturday Night Live' with comedian and actor Eddie Murphy (cener right, in straw hat), New York, New York, May 6, 1983. (Photo by Anthony Barboza/Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 4 -- Air Date 10/31/1981 -- Pictured: Eddie Murphy as Raheem Abdul Muhammed during 'SNL Newsbreak' on October 31, 1981 -- Photo by: Alan Singer/NBCU Photo Bank
American comedians Eddie Murphy (left), in costume as the character Dion, and Joe Piscopo (right), in costume as the character Blaine, perform a skit with musician Stevie Wonder on an episode of the television show 'Saturday Night Live,' New York, New York, 1983. (Photo by Anthony Barboza/Getty Images)
American musician Stevie Wonder (center) appears on an episode of 'Saturday Night Live' with comedians Joe Piscopo (left) and Eddie Murphy (right, and dressed as Stevie Wonder), New York, New York, May 6, 1983. (Photo by Anthony Barboza/Getty Images)
American musician Stevie Wonder (left) appears on an episode of 'Saturday Night Live' with comedian and actor Eddie Murphy, New York, New York, May 6, 1983. (Photo by Anthony Barboza/Getty Images)
Shown from left are writer Brad Hall; actress Mary Gross; actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus; actor Sid Caesar; comedian Eddie Murphy and actor Gary Kroeger on the set of Saturday Night Live February 1983 in New York. (AP Photo/David Bookstaver)
American musician Stevie Wonder (left) appears on an episode of 'Saturday Night Live' with comedian and actor Eddie Murphy, New York, New York, May 6, 1983. (Photo by Anthony Barboza/Getty Images)
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