Standing at just more than 5 feet tall, comedian and actor Kevin Hart has self-deprecation down. Before launching into a falsetto-voiced rap verse, Hart joked, "I wish I could be a rapper or some shit. But nobody would want to listen to my album, my voice is too small" in his special I'm a Grown Little Man.
Hart's career began at amateur night at a Philadelphia comedy club. Not long after, he quit his job as a shoe salesman and worked his way into skits at the Laugh Factory and Laughs Comedy Festival. In February 2011, he broke a record set by Eddie Murphy after selling out a two-night performance at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre. He'll bring his brand of funny to the Morrison Center Friday, July 20, as part of his Let Me Explain Tour.
Topics in his show often return to Hart's inability to exhibit anything approaching the "thug" style, his diminutive stature and his family, including raising his young daughter and son. Poking fun at himself for falling short of stereotypes--that his stature and demeanor don't inspire machismo--has proved popular enough for three specials, including Seriously Funny, which was distributed nationally on DVD.
One of his most-watched skits on YouTube includes mocking a conversation with his daughter, who was learning to speak, asking for more juice. "Mggammama juice!" Hart impersonates, to which he responds, "Who the fuck you think you talkin' to?"
When Hart isn't touring for comedy, he works on the silver screen. He's had roles in The 40 Year Old Virgin, Barbershop, and the Five-Year Engagement. His largest part yet is in Think Like a Man. Tickets for his stop in Boise are available at idahotickets.com.