Kevin Hart’s reign just won’t let up. After selling out worldwide venues and movie theaters with his 2012 funny flick Let Me Explain, the HartBeat Productions CEO is the go-to source for comedic relief these days. Now, he’s bumping fists with OG funny man Will Ferrell for their upcoming big-screen venture Get Hard out today (March 27). Here, the VIBE staff brings the laughs with their favorite Kevin Hart moments.
That time Kevin Hart tried to say it with his chest
Kevin Hart’s 2010 Seriously Funny show left us in stitches. The comic introduced audiences to his Uncle Richard Jr., who served a 15-year prison sentence and still maintained his thuggish ways. For one of his more memorable routines, Hart demonstrates how his Unc got into an altercation at a bar and gave his nephew some er, eyebrow-raising instructions. Spoiler alert: it’s LMFAO funny.
That time Kevin Hart rode along with Conan O’Brien and Ice Cube
Kevin Hart, Ice Cube and Conan O’Brien hopped into a Lyft car for a ride full of surprises. From learning the “correct” way to drink a 40 oz. to busting a freestyle and stopping by Wendy’s for a midday snack, the trip had all spectators rolling.
That time Kevin Hart rap battled T-Pain
When not running HartBeat Productions or making bank off his global comedy tours (his latest trip Let Me Explain grossed $8 million at the box office and $32 million in ticket sales in 2012), he spends his time spitting as rapper, Chocolate Drop. See his lyrical battle against T-Pain for hilarious bars on bars here.
That time Kevin Hart won the NBA All-Star MVP four times
While pitching phenom Mo’Ne Davis had him putting in work on the hardwood at the 2015 All-Star Games, Kevin retired from his MVP throne gracefully.
That time Kevin Hart (also) played against pro-ballers in Think Like A Man
Kevin Hart took his Celebrity All-Star basketball skills to the silver screen for his match-up against some of the NBA and WNBA’s top players in Think Like A Man. His 0 to 100 antics on the court had moviegoers on the edge of their seats while Hart’s character, Cedric, failed miserably trying to one-up Ron Artest, Lisa Leslie, and Shannon Brown.
That time Kevin Hart cameo’d in 40-Year-Old-Virgin
To see the funny man turn into a tough guy and punk Jay… never gets old.
That time Kevin Hart rode a roller coaster with Jimmy Fallon
Kevin Hart took on the Hollywood Rip Ride Rocket with Jimmy Fallon in a hilarious effort to conquer his fear of rollercoasters. The funny guy’s freak-out, plus his quip about Jimmy’s hair resembling Marty from Back To The Future, equals LOLs all around.
That time Kevin Hart went head-to-head with Chris Rock – and failed
Chris Rock made a cameo on The Real Husbands of Hollywood, and basically sonned Kevin Hart. In an old-fashioned snapping session with the comedic legend, Rock puts Hart in his place in the funniest way possible. “I’m big, you’re hot. I’m like Prince, you’re like Trey Songz.” Also, Kevin gets hit by a car, so there’s that.
That time Kevin Hart starred in Paper Soldiers
Before he was making millions with Will Ferrell, Kevin was just another struggling actor at the hands of Dame Dash. But humble beginnings, like the 2002 hood crime comedy Paper Soldiers, have kept him grounded.
That time Kevin Hart hosted Saturday Night Live in 2015
Kevin Hart was the first SNL host of the new year, so of course he had to start the fresh set of 365 in a big way. One of the most memorable sketches from his appearance in January was his recreation of The Wire in Bushwick, Brooklyn, alongside Kenan Thompson and Jay Pharoah. The hilarious skit was full of dog walking, baby sitting and artisanal cheeses.