By Ivy N. Carter, MBA
Kevin Hart is undoubtedly one of the funniest comedic actors in Hollywood today. When you see him you think he has the little man complex but once he opens his mouth you realize he is genuine and funny as all get out. He is humbled by his success yet he is on the grind to further his mission to be one of the greats in comedy history and we had the privilege of interviewing him. Hart decided to become a comedian after the positive feedback he received from his family and friends.
Hart’s comedic abilities allowed him the ability to share the big screen with comedy royalty such as Chris Rock and Martin Lawrence as well as Danny Glover among a torrid of other talented actors in the upcoming Death at a Funeral opening April 16. He plays a funeral home owner who haphazardly loses the body of Chris Rock and Martin Lawrence’s father and from there total hilarity ensues.
“I hope everyone goes out to see this movie and make it a hit and don’t bootleg it,” Hart adds. “It was an honor to work with the people I grew up on, Chris, Martin and Tracy Morgan, not saying they’re old or nothing just saying I admired them and they inspired me to do comedy as a career. They are some cool dudes and told me to stay smart and remain focused because I am headed in the right direction and I appreciate the chance to be around positive people.”
Hart is hard at work on the continuously sold-out Live Nation tour, busting sides open with his witty and to the point jokes but he also has other irons in the fire which keeps him going strong. He is the new face of E-Bay; Ben Stiller’s understudy nurse in the Little Fockers (the third installment of the Focker series also starring Robert DeNiro); co-produced, Seriously Funny, with Shaquille O’Neal; among other projects.
“When I am on stage I try to make everything funny even pain. If it can make you cry it can make you laugh. I just use personal stuff to draw on to make people laugh,” Hart confesses, “because at the end of the day I want people to remember me as a funny guy who related to people and understood that despite being small, I was okay with it. I am in touch with who I am and deal in that reality. I’m not fake, I’m genuine. And I love my family.”
The Dallas area can expect to be hurting for months once Kevin Hart touches down on April 9th at the House of Blues at 7:30 p.m. He simply says his show will be sexy because he is a chocolate drop. Be sure to keep in touch with Kevin Hart on Facebook.com/kevinhart, KHartonline.com and @kevinhart4real on Twitter.