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Actor Steve Martin gestures to the crowd from his box in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall prior to being honored with the Kennedy Center's eight annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, October 23, 2005 in Washington, D.C. Among the guests at the ceremony are previous honorees Lorne Michaels, Lily Tomlin and Carl Reiner, as well as cast members from Martin's new romantic comedy 'Shopgirl'. The complete list of past recipients of the award are: Richard Pryor (1998), Carl Reiner (1999), Jonathan Winters (2000), Whoopi Goldberg (2001), Bob Newhart (2002), Lily Tomlin (2003), and Lorne Michaels (2004).
October 23, 2005