Kevin Hart: Turning Personal Tragedy Into Comedy Superstardom


“’When you first hear it,’ says Mr. Hart, a compact, energetic comedian, ‘you’re like: “What? Your dad was on drugs? That’s crazy.”’ Still smiling, he adds: ‘It’s not that bad. I’m going to tell you why.’ Among the advantages to his father’s habit? ‘There’s no such thing as a bad idea to a cokehead,’ Mr. Hart explains. Among the downsides? When your dad shows up stoned to a spelling bee and roots for it like a sporting competition.”

The New York Times profile of the soon to be world dominating Kevin Hart.