Mel Brooks to Present Steve Martin With AFI Life Achievement Award

The ceremony will air June 13 on TBS

Last Updated: May 21, 2015 @ 11:53 AM

Mel Brooks will present Steve Martin with the American Film Institute’s 43rd Life Achievement Award, the institute announced Thursday.

Brooks received the AFI’s 41st Life Achievement Award in 2013.

Martin first rose to prominence as a stand-up comedian and quickly established himself as a leading man. His major breakout role came in 1979 as Navin Johnson in “The Jerk,” which Martin co-wrote.

He followed up with roles in films including “Three Amigos,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles,” and “L.A. Story.”

The legendary actor, comedian, author, playwright, screenwriter, producer and musician has previously been awarded an Emmy, four Grammy Awards, a Kennedy Center Honor and an Honorary Oscar.

In addition to his film credits and his writing career, Martin is also an accomplished musician. Martin recently premiered his new musical “Bright Star,” at the Old Globe Theater featuring original music by Martin and songwriter Edie Brickell, inspired by their Grammy Award-winning collaboration “Love Has Come For You.”

The private black tie gala will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on June 4 and will premiere June 13 at 10 p.m. (EST/PST) on TBS, with an encore at 11:30 p.m. (EST/PST). Sister network TCM will present an encore of the special on July 30 at 8 p.m. (EST/PST) during a night of movies starring Martin.