Funny man gets humor prize

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Bill Murray accepted a bust of Mark Twain for his lifetime achievement in comedy -- and immediately handed it to the audience to be passed around.
Murray was honored Sunday night at the Kennedy Center by more than a dozen of his co-stars and collaborators, including David Letterman, Sigourney Weaver and his older brother, Brian Doyle-Murray.
Murray thanked his brother for helping him get his start in improvisational theater, saying, "My brother had more guts than anyone I ever knew." Murray then added, "He's been waiting a long time to hear that."
Performers introduced clips from Murray's movies and appearances on "Saturday Night Live," and the evening was also a roast of sorts, with jokes about Murray's well-known tendencies to turn down roles and not return phone calls.

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