When Kevin Hart isn’t busy touring the world, performing stand-up comedy or shooting his next blockbuster, he’s most likely on dad duty for his three children. He could also be managing his intense fear of reptiles or adding to his extensive automobile collection.
Given the veracity of his personality and life experiences, Hart often looks to one obvious source for comedic inspiration — himself. Hart uses self-deprecation to his fullest advantage, observing the implications of race and masculinity, as well as his dysfunctional family history and shorter stature. Hart is only 5’4 but has a giant personality and a huge amount of talent to back it up.
Far from the image of a prototypical Hollywood progeny, Hart, born and raised in Philadelphia, and his older brother Robert, were raised by a single mother while his cocaine-addicted father spent the majority of their childhoods in and out of jail. With plenty of life experience behind him from a young age, Hart naturally adopted a humorous mindset to cope with life’s chaos and uncertainties. Now, he shares his unique perspective with audiences around the world.
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Interview By Brennen Matthews
Introduction by Olivia McClure
Photographs by Dennis Leupold