Kevin Hart at Grand Arena GrandWest. Picture Credit to Kevin Kwan.
International funny-man, Kevin Hart, has been touring South Africa in his hilarious show entitled The Kevin Hart What Now? Comedy Tour brought to you by Savanna Premium Cider. During a press conference held at MultiChoice City this morning the successful star of movies like the Ride Along movies and So Hard said that he intends to return to South Africa after his tour ends tomorrow (30 March 2016) with his final (and sold out) performance in Johannesburg.
Hart joked that he was initially hesitant to visit South Africa out of fears of being kidnapped. But after spending some time in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg, Hart stated that he will definitely be returning to South Africa. He went on to explain that he was surprised by how developed the country was and that he sometimes felt like he was in Malibu or New York. He partly blames the media for portraying the country in a negative light. The comedian went on to explain that his success as a comedian, entertainer and movie star partly comes from being “Kevin Hart. As much as I hate talking about myself in the third person – I’ve never changed and what you see is what you get, which is a down-to-earth, simple guy“.
I was greeted by almost 300people at the airport….wooooow!!! This is surreal. They were holding up signs with my quotes on them!!!!
— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) March 25, 2016
When asked about Hart’s strict rules on taking footage and pictures at his shows he explains that although he likes to embrace technology and social media, these resources are sometimes damaging to his shows and the comedy industry in general. The comedian goes on to explain that he “doesn’t make music” and once a joke gets retold, it loses its humour.
Tomorrow night (30 March 2016) is the final show for the comedian as he ends off his South African tour. The Kevin Hart What Now? Comedy Tour is billed as the highest grossing comedy tour of all-time. Last year, Hart became the first comedian in history to sell out a performance to over 50 000 fans in his hometown of Philadelphia in the US.