Bill Murray honored with US comedy award

Bill Murray honored with US comedy awardUS comedic actor Bill Murray has been honored with a top humor award for his decades-long film career.

The 66-year-old star of "Ghostbusters" received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday .

Murray who is known for a humble and low-key nature said he would have been happy to skip the gala and ceremony and admitted being uncomfortable with the attention.

Murray told The Associated Press on the red carpet: "If this could all have been done in a letter that I received, that would have been enough"

"It's hard to stand still for this. It's a squirm-a-thon for me," he added.

The prize was first awarded in 1998 to mark those who influence society in the tradition of Samuel Clemens aka Mark Twain.

The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor has acknowledged many comedians, in particular, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell and last year's winner Eddie Murphy.
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