The funnyman will be posthumously honoured alongside fellow comedy stars Moms Mabley and Redd Foxx during a special ceremony on 1 October (15), coinciding with the launch of a new comedy club series.

The three stars, who regularly performed at the Apollo, will be the first non-musical artists to feature on the venue's Walk of Fame, which boasts the likes of Louis Armstrong, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle.