The Ghostbusters star will be honoured at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in October (16).

"I'm honored by this award and by its timing," a statement from the actor to the New York Times reads. "I believe Mark Twain has rolled over in his grave so much for so long, that this news won't disturb his peace."

Past recipients of the award include Eddie Murphy, Carol Burnett, Will Ferrell, and Tina Fey.