Kevin Hart has called for respect for comedians
3.9k Share this


Kevin Hart thinks stand-up comedians deserve more “respect”.

Kevin Hart has called for respect for comedians

Kevin Hart has called for respect for comedians

The 42-year-old star believes the recent incident involving fellow comedian Dave Chappelle is something that “needed to happen” and Kevin hopes that it marks a turning point for the stand-up industry.

He explained: “Somebody getting their a** whipped sends a message out to the other people – like, you know, ‘I was thinking about doing that, but after seeing that I don’t really wanna do that.’”

Dave, 48, was recently tackled to the ground as he performed as part of the ‘Netflix Is A Joke’ festival.

However, the intruder was quickly stopped by security guards and members of Dave’s team as he attempted to flee the stage.

Reflecting on the controversy, Kevin said on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’: “I think the world that we’re in right now, there’s a lot of lines that have gotten blurred, and sometimes you gotta take a couple steps backwards to take a couple steps forward. And I think that moment that we just witnessed with Dave is fogging up a bigger moment.”

Kevin also praised Dave for retaining his composure and finishing his routine.

He said: “Dave went back after that and finished doing the show. And didn’t let that thing be a big thing. He quickly moved on from it and got back to doing comedy and that’s what a professional does.

“Ultimately, these moments of unprofessionalism should not break professionals. They shouldn’t shape or mould the world that we’re not being seen or viewed in. So I think it’s time to get back to a place of respect for your live entertainer.”

Meanwhile, Dave previously insisted he wouldn’t let the “unfortunate and unsettling” attack “overshadow” his history-making Hollywood Bowl show.

A spokesperson said: “This run ties Chappelle with ‘Monty Python’ for the most-headlined shows by any comedian at the Hollywood Bowl, reaching 70,000 fans of diverse backgrounds during the first ‘Netflix Is A Joke: The Festival’, and he refuses to allow last night’s incident to overshadow the magic of this historic moment.”

3.9k Share this
You May Also Like

Ex-Friend Files Or Just Busy Besties? NeNe Says She Hasn’t Spoken To Marlo Since She Got A #RHOA Peach

Are NeNe Leakes and Marlo Hampton still good girlfriends? That’s the question…

Zendaya, Mary J. Blige & More Honored

  TIME has revealed their annual #Time100 most influential people in the…

How Did Ken Paxton Eye Injury Happen? Everything To Know About Right Lazy Eye

How Did Ken Paxton Eye Injury Happen? Warren Kenneth Paxton Jr., often…

Does Bette Midler Had Nose Job And Botox Plastic Surgery? Before And After Photos – Has Don Facelift?

Does Bette Midler Had Nose Job And Botox Plastic Surgery? Bette Midler…

Who Is MasterChef Derrick Peltz Wife Kimberly Fox? Age Gap Kids And Net Worth

Kimberly Fox is an actress and the wife of Derrick Peltz, the…

Caitlyn Jenner was ‘not invited’ to Kourtney Kardashian’s wedding

25 May 2022 Caitlyn Jenner was not invited to Kourtney Kardashian‘s wedding…

Bad Bunny refuses to give clothes a gender

24 May 2022 Bad Bunny refuses to give clothes a gender. Bad…

PRINCESS LOVE AND RAY J’S DAUGHTER, MELODY LOVE, GETS BIRTHDAY WISHES FROM HER FAMILY

Melody Love is celebrating her fourth birthday today (May 23)! Princess Love…