The Monuments Men

Bill Murray accepts comedy's top honor at Kennedy Center

Bill Murray accepts comedy's top honor at Kennedy Center

Comic actor, movie star and America's best friend Bill Murray tried to sum up the emotions of being honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday night at the Kennedy Center.

"My theme tonight is what is it like to be beloved," a straight-faced Murray told the crowd at the end of the two-hour salute. "It's hard to listen to all those people be nice to you. You just get so suspicious."

Murray offered a sentimental send-off to an often hilarious evening, telling the crowd that "as much as I dreaded this, I really have to come back to this idea: There's love. There's love."

His playful acceptance of the nation's top honor for...

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