Bill Murray visits UT helps dedicate autographed posters
Legendary comedian and actor Bill Murray stopped by the University of Texas campus Saturday.
The funny man we know from classic movies such as Caddyshack and Ghostbusters helped dedicate a collection of autographed posters of dozens of American comics to UT's Moody College of Communications.
Murray along with dozens of fans gathered at Cappy's Place in the Belo Center for the dedication of the "Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor," posters.
The autographed posters were donated by UT alumnus and co-founder of the award Cappy Mcgarr.
"Cappy helps put together and select the winners of the Twain prize and he really gets to know the comedians the talent and as a thank you to him for his hard work they often autograph the posters in his honor," said Jay Bernhardt Dean of Moody College of Communications.
Previous winners of the humor award include Murray who won in 2016 along with other comic's such as Steve Martin, Jimmy Kimmel, Tina Fey and Ellen DeGeneres to name a few.
"These posters are very special they recognize some of the greatest comedy minds in our country. Having all those autographs are quit valuable," said Bernhardt.
Dozens of Murray fans flocked in to get a glimpse and a laugh.
"It was so crazy I was so excited I couldn't believe that I was actually standing five feet from Bill Murray I kept taking pictures sent them to my mom," said Alexis Thomas.
Bernhardt said these legends remind everyone of the importance of laughter.
"It makes us alive and happy it brings us all great joy. Celebrating humor is great. Especially for students," said Bernhardt.
All time Murray fan said the dedication of artist is something he holds dear.
"With this being dedicated their memories will live on. People may forget them but once they see these they can look them up and it revives their memory," said Mitchell.
Replicas of the posters will soon be on display at Cappy's Place. The original posters will be a part of a permit collection at the Harry Ransom Center.