Chris Rock will receive the Comedian Award at the second annual Comedy Festival at Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace on Nov. 17.
HBO chairman-CEO Chris Albrecht will present Rock with the nod, followed by a tribute to the comic featuring highlights from his career and visits from friends.
Award, which went to Jerry Seinfeld last year, was established to honor a contemporary artist who has influenced the art of comedy across a variety of platforms.
Don Rickles, Damon Wayans and Dane Cook are among those slated to perform at the fest, running Nov. 14-18.
Event is a co-production of HBO and live-event company Anschutz Entertainment Group.