Eddie Vedder will be amongst the celebs who will help honor David Letterman when he is awarded the Mark Twain Prize for Comedy this fall. The event is set to take place on October 22 at Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center and it will be broadcast a month later, November 20, on PBS.
The band will return the favor to Letterman, who appeared at Pearl Jam's induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:
"Pearl Jam were something more than a band," Letterman said during his induction speech. "They're true living cultural organisms. They would recognize injustice and they would stand up for it. Whether it was human rights or the environment. Whether it was poverty. They didn't let it wash over them. They would stand up and react."
Pearl Jam added on their website:
"In addition to honoring this country's greatest comedians, the Mark Twain Prize gala also also serves as a major fundraising event-all contributions help support the Center's year-round educational and artistic initiatives that reach millions of students, educators, and families throughout the nation."
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