Cosby will receive Mark Twain humor prize

WASHINGTON The 72-year-old who has long drawn laughs for his wisecracks will receive the nation's foremost humor prize Monday at the Kennedy Center in Washington. Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Sinbad and other top entertainers will line up to honor him with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

It's a prize Cosby has turned down twice before. He said he was disgusted with profanity and N-words thrown around by performers honoring the first recipient, Richard Pryor, in 1998.

Cosby's solution was to help craft the show, just the way he'd like it.

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