Rising star Kevin Hart hosted Saturday Night Live (SNL) last night, and most of the buzz is about his hilarious Walking Dead clip, according to Aaron Couch for The Hollywood Reporter. In the sketch, the 32-year-old stand-up comedian “plays the race card” to keep the cast members of the AMC hit from accusing him of being a zombie.
Couch noted: “Hart eventually bites and kills Maggie (Kate McKinnon), and when the group protests, he says ‘Would you rather I eat some fried chicken or watermelon?’ ” Heh.
Kevin Hart’s official website describes the height-challenged (OK, short) funnyman as “the funniest comedian in America” and says that his 2012 Think Like A Man, a romantic comedy, grossed over 90 million dollars. In the summer of 2012, he performed in over 100 cities around the world for the Let Me Explain stand-up comedy tour.
Like Couch, Stossel also selected the Walking Dead scene as one of the funniest on last night’s SNL. A couple of clips riffed on the fact that Kevin Hart is probably one of the smaller male stars out there. There’s a scene where the Vatican announces that they’ve selected the new pope — and it’s child star Quvenzhané Wallis. Kevin Hart plays the part of the 9-year-old Wallis.
In a more political scene, where he addresses the Supreme Court’s recent doubts about the Voting Rights Act, Hart takes a shot at the US Constitution. “The act is unconstitutional? Look, the Constitution used to say I’m three-fifths of a person. Don’t get me wrong. I’m short — but I’m not that short.”
Twitter loved Kevin Hart. Here’s a typical comment:
@kevinhart4real on SNL tonight! Best SNL Ive seen in a long time. Definitely should host more shows!!
— Jacob D. Kalleher® (@jake_dkall) March 3, 2013
Kevin Hart’s HartBeatProductions posted a trailer to You Tube for the upcoming Let Me Explain movie, scheduled to open July 3. They claim that the clip has been banned from television. Warning: NSFW.
Kevin Hart seems to be shooting his way to the top.