Tony Woods, who was the first person Dave Chappelle mentioned when he accepted the Mark Twain Prize, has never starred in a movie or headlined his own sitcom or talk show. But few comics today are more naturally funny or have been as influential.
Dave Chappelle accepted his Mark Twain Price on Sunday. The price is comedy’s most prestigious honor. However, with a star cast audience in attendance, which includes Jon Stewart, Tiffany Haddish, and Sarah Silverman among others, he singled out a not so familiar name in comedy circles in his speech. Tony Woods.