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Matthew Seybold <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 8 Jan 2020 07:22:16 -0500
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Hey, Hal -

Dave Chappelle was announced as the recipient last Fall. Dwayne Eutsey wrote a nice piece about Chappelle, Twain, Holbrook, and Richard Pryor for us in October: <>

I haven’t watched the PBS special yet, but I agree with Dwayne that Chappelle is one of the recipients who best resembles the prize’s namesake.

- MS 

> On Jan 7, 2020, at 3:50 PM, Hal Bush <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Time for the annual debate:  on PBS tonight, the newest version of the Mark Twain Prize.
> Did you miss the announcement of the newest winner?  (Program was taped in the fall, and only now going on air.)
> ps: among the most overlooked and worthy potential recipients (this is NOT a posthumous award, by the way):  Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Carrey, and the great political satirist Jon Stewart.
> Dr. Hal Bush
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> Director of the Undergraduate Program
> Saint Louis University
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Matt Seybold
Assistant Professor of American Literature & Mark Twain Studies
Elmira College