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May 9, 2019 Arts & Entertainment

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Dave Chappelle

WASHINGTON — Comedian Dave Chappelle has been chosen to receive this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

The 45-year-old Chappelle shot to international stardom through his Comedy Central program, “Chappelle's Show,” which gleefully skewered racial stereotypes and hot-button societal issues.

He later made headlines for walking away from a lucrative contract over creative differences.

Chappelle attended Washington's Duke Ellington School of the Arts, and his first hourlong comedy special was filmed in the nation's capital.

Kennedy Center President Deborah Rutter called Chappelle “a hometown hero” and said his social commentary and body of work embody Twain's statement that “against the assault of humor, nothing can stand.”

Chappelle will be presented with the award in a star-studded ceremony on Oct. 29.

Prince Charles

BERLIN — Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla embarked on a visit to Germany on Tuesday, a four-day charm offensive during which he will stress the two European countries' close ties.

Charles' arrival in Berlin came a day after his younger son, Prince Harry, announced that he and his wife Meghan have had their first child, a healthy boy. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier presented Charles with a teddy bear for his new grandson after the two met for talks.

Charles, the 70-year-old heir to the British throne, also met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and was to attend a party in honor of his 93-year-old mother, Queen Elizabeth II.

At the party, Charles was expected to emphasize the bonds between Germany and Britain, which is trying — so far unsuccessfully — to leave the European Union.

Amy Schumer

LOS ANGELES — Meghan Markle isn't the only one celebrating a newborn. Comedian Amy Schumer has also given birth to her first child.

Schumer and husband Chris Fischer's son was born Sunday night according to her Instagram where she posted a photo of her family of three. In the caption she writes that at “10:55 p.m. last night. Our royal baby was born.”

Since Schumer revealed her pregnancy, she has joked about what it is like to be expecting at the same time as the Duchess of Sussex. She even speculated in her Netflix special that they were to the day, the same amount of pregnant.

The 37-year-old has also been quite open about her difficult pregnancy and struggles with hyperemesis gravidarum, which caused her persistent sickness.

By Associated Press

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