Wednesday, May 31, 2017


PHILADELPHIA native Comedian/Actor/Director/RealiTV/Author star KEVIN HART is WRITING HIS OWN STORY as he covers the new issue of VARIETY Magazine!!!

Here are some interview interludes:

On the relationship between his work ethic and his workout epic:

“You can’t expect to give 100% if you’re not in a physical place to give 100%,”

On transforming the real-life pain brought about by his father into comedic stage material

“People get to see the comedic persona, but there’s more to me,” Hart says. “This is a story that can be told, and I chose to tell it. It’s funny, but there are serious components to it. He didn’t escape any of it — jail, drugs, addictions, ruining your family to a point where my mom didn’t want me and my brother to be around him. Seeing the stuff firsthand. Seeing the reality behind drugs and addiction, and what it can really do to a person, that’s why I don’t do drugs. I learned what I shouldn’t be doing from what my dad did.”

On his father's sobriety, their reconciliation, and; his father's relationship with his grandchildren:

“It takes too much time and energy to keep hate alive, He’s as good as he can be,” Hart says. “He’s very much in their lives. He talks to them. He sends them messages. He Facetimes. He’s serious about making his presence felt.”
On the inheritance of his work ethic from his mother:
“She was forever in school. She was always trying to get a new level within her education — a new master’s or a new degree. She was constantly pushing to be the best version of herself.”
On why his mother never came to see him perform, yet; even through the duration of the illness which claimed her life, she kept up with every aspect of his career:
“She was religious. There was going to be drinking and alcohol and smoking stuff. She didn’t want to go around that mess. She didn’t like to be in environments that were not conducive to her spiritual growth.”
During her illness, she said to his brother Robert Hart; “I need him to be able to go forward because I see him doing great things.”
After her passing away, while cleaning out a closet he found boxes of news clippings, articles, etc.
“Anything I’d ever done, she had it. She never missed anything.”
On why politics is not a part of his stage act:
When you jump into that political realm you’re alienating some of your audience. The world today, it’s really not a laughing matter. It’s serious. I don’t want to draw attention to things I don’t have nice things to say about.”


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