Does he have a “Brass Pair”, or do you think he is “taking the easy way out?”
Well, THERE is a comic with his head on straight. His reasons make a LOT of sense, too.
In a world where people are going for the shortcut and the easy laugh, Kevin Hart is playing the long game. And he’s playing to win.
He wants to be a mogul.
“Think comedic Oprah,” Becky says.
“He’s going to build companies and invest in companies and do the things that Oprah and LeBron James do, where they don’t just do their craft — they create industries.” –Read More
And he plans to do it by outworking everyone else:
Right now, the actor and comedian is arguably the hardest-working person in show business. He’s appeared in nearly a dozen movies since 2013, many of them in leading roles and most of them box office hits. That’s to say nothing of the grueling stand-up tours that put him on the road for weeks at a time. The animated film “Captain Underpants,” featuring Hart’s voice, debuts in theaters June 2, and in December he headlines “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” alongside Dwayne Johnson and Jack Black. He recently wrapped “Untouchable,” a dramatic comedy with Bryan Cranston that will open in 2018.
Working with Hart on the “Jumanji” sequel motivated Black to step up his own acting. “I raised my game a couple of notches out of the intimidation factor,” says Black. “He’s a king of the industry. I’ve done a lot of movies, but when someone is on fire, at the peak of their powers, you feel like you have to earn your spot.”
…“When he was out on the road he was collecting those emails, he was getting those comment cards, and building a database,” says Becky. “There weren’t a lot of comedians doing that. He was mixing his unique comic voice with a strong business sense.”
In his video clip, you see that he’s thought things through.
His sights are set higher than most comics. Look at late-night TV (or the networks) and you will say people who gladly go political for the cheap, easy laugh (or smear) and don’t care about alienating that other half. It’s a quick jump to the top of the ratings.
But he’s not about short term thinking like that. (See secret 2.) He wants something bigger, and going for the cheap politics will get in the way.
It’s nice to see people still believe in the American Dream and aren’t afraid to work hard to get it. That’s what success is SUPPOSED to look like.
And if you’ve read the rest of his interview, you know that he took the HARD road to get there.