Kevin Hart is a comedian and father of two children. Hart recently sat down with BET to discuss his new movie Think Like A Man and his motivation behind doing comedy.


On the set of ‘Think Like A Man.’

“On set it was kind of cool not only to come to work and be excited to work, but in between takes to actually have conversations, joke and laugh [with your costars]. It really made the days go by fast. People were not running into their trailers to close the door and be by themselves. Everybody wanted to literally still hang around on set. I think that made the movie and the scenes that much better, because we’re supposed to be friends in the film. It made us that much cooler and closer.”

What makes him laugh.

“When I want to laugh I go to Heavenly Hart and Hendrix Kevin Hart. My kids are the funniest two human beings there are. I see myself in them and they’re at that age where the personality is unbelievable. My daughter has impressions that she does of me. My son is becoming me — just a silly, silly prankster guy.”

How struggles fuel his career.

“I had to challenge myself because most of the funny moments in life come from dark moments. But it takes a different type of person to find comedy in them. For me, it was talking about my Dad and the drugs, my Mom passing away and my relationship with my family and the start of my divorce. I had to talk about different things and when you do that, you put yourself in a place where you’re vulnerable and an audience loves to see vulnerability. Self-deprecating comedy is some of the best comedy and it transforms into honesty as well.”



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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