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'SNL' Review: A New Year with Kevin Hart

A month ago, Chris Rock wrote an essay for the Hollywood Reporter about race in Hollywood, specifically mentioning a sketch he appeared in with Sasheer Zamata on SNL earlier this season as an example of normalization of black actors being able to do comedy without having to always represent the black community:

Twenty years ago when I was on Saturday Night Live, anything with black people on the show had to deal with race, and that sketch we did didn't have anything to do with race. That was the beauty: The sketch is funny because it's funny, and that's the progress. And there are black guys [...]

Kevin Hart to Host the First 'SNL' of 2015

During this weekend's SNL hosted by Amy Adams, NBC announced the first SNL host of 2015. Kevin Hart will make his second hosting appearance when the show returns on January 17th following his first appearance in March 2013. The musical guest for Hart's episode has not yet been revealed. Check out our review of Hart's SNL hosting debut here.

Jon Hamm, Key & Peele, Sarah Silverman, and More in Talks to Join Zach Galifianakis in Linklater's 'Incredible Mr. Limpet' Remake

Almost six months after Richard Linklater officially signed on to direct the Incredible Mr. Limpet remake, The Wrap reports that a bunch of comedy stars are currently in talks to join the cast alongside Zach Galifianakis, who is expected to play the titular role. Jon Hamm, Danny McBride, Sarah Silverman, Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Keegan-Michael Key, and Jordan Peele are all reportedly being considered for roles, with Hamm as the human villain, McBride and Silverman in live-action roles, and Hart, Key, and Peele voicing animated sea creatures. The Wrap notes that production on the Limpet remake could begin as early as the fall, though live-action scenes will [...]

Seth Rogen Wants to Make a 'Neighbors' Sequel Happen

With the box office success of Seth Rogen's newest movie Neighbors, the comedy film star said at a Warner Bros. panel over the weekend that he's currently "having a lot of discussions" to make a sequel with his producing partners Evan Goldberg and James Weaver. Rogen also emphasized that the trio will continue to specialize in "low budget R-rated comedies" following Rogen's decision to cut Neighbors' budget in half to $18 million to ward off studio exec interference: "At least we didn't make a movie we hate and had to work on for a year and a half." At the panel, Rogen also confirmed that he's currently [...]

Romany Malco to Star in Kevin Hart's ABC Pilot

Weeds and 40-Year-Old Virgin star Romany Malco has been cast in a high-profile new TV pilot. He'll be playing the lead role in an untitled ABC multi-camera comedy co-created and produced by Kevin Hart, TV Line reports. Loosely based on Hart's own life, the show will star Malco as a newly-divorced man trying to stay friends with his ex-wife for the sake of their kids. Hart co-created the show, which ABC bought in October, with Garrett Donovan and Neil Goldman, Dan Harmon's former Community co-showrunners. Hart is expected to play a recurring role if the pilot gets picked up. Malco and Hart starred together in the movie Think [...]

Kevin Hart, Sia, and Kate McKinnon Are Really Excited for This Week's 'SNL'

NBC just released a new round of SNL promos featuring second-time host Kevin Hart, mysteriously veiled musical guest Sia, and cast member Kate McKinnon. It's full of Sia puns, McKinnon getting concerned over Hart's warning that "you never know what could happen" during the episode, and a very ambitious guarantee from Hart at the end.

Watch a Behind-the-Scenes Look at 'Top Five' with Chris Rock, Leslie Jones, Kevin Hart, and More

Here's a behind-the-scenes peek of Chris Rock's new film Top Five featuring Kevin Hart, Questlove, and SNL cast members Leslie Jones and Jay Pharoah, who explain why it's best to work with a friend like Rock who's "just a phone call away." The film premieres in theaters this Friday, and you can check out the trailer here.

Jimmy Fallon Makes Kevin Hart Face His Fear of Roller Coasters

As part of his week of shows in Orlando, Jimmy Fallon forced Kevin Hart to conquer his fear of roller coasters by riding the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit at Universal Studios even though Hart didn't meet the height requirement.

Kevin Hart Is Launching His Own Funny Or Die

GQ has a new, lengthy profile of comedian Kevin Hart out today, and the piece details Hart's plans to launch a website in the vein of Funny Or Die. The hypothetical website will feature comedy videos but also games, apps, music, and a place to buy concert tickets.

Here's an excerpt from the piece:

Confidently, Hart forecasts the future, saying it won’t be long before his company will "have the same capability of the Netflixes and the Hulus." His website, which he has dubbed ThatShit.com until he can decide on a name, will help his fans cut through the clutter of an Internet that provides too much [...]

Kevin Hart: "I'm Never Gonna Step Away from Standup"

"I'm never gonna step away from standup. I can't. That's what got me where I am and that's also my muse. That's how I stay level-headed. That's what keeps me going."

-Comedian Kevin Hart to Vulture about how he has no plans to stop doing standup despite having recently become a movie star.

Kevin Hart and Aidy Bryant Share Their New Year's Resolutions in These 'SNL' Promos

Kevin Hart returns to host SNL for the second time this weekend with musical guest musical guest Sia, and NBC just released the first round of promos. Hart and Aidy Bryant share their New Year's resolutions with each other, get a little carried away in front of the camera, and fall in love with each other by the end of the clip.

Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart to Star in Buddy Comedy 'Central Intelligence'

Kevin Hart and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson are teaming up for a buddy comedy. Variety reports that both stars have signed on for New Line's upcoming comedy Central Intelligence directed by We're the Millers' Rawson Thurber, which centers on Hart as a "former high school sports star turned accountant" who is contacted by his once-bullied former classmate (Johnson): "The 'loser' that the accountant remembers is now a CIA contract killer who ropes him into helping foil a plot to sell classified military secrets." Mindy Project writers Ike Barinholtz and Dave Stassen wrote the original script, and We're the Millers writers Sean Anders and John Morris are onboard for [...]

Six Comics Aziz Ansari Is Joining as Madison Square Garden-Worthy

Yesterday, The Wrap confirmed earlier reports that standup Aziz Ansari is set to headline at New York's Madison Square Garden as part of his new tour Modern Romance, which also includes stops in Dallas, Houston, D.C., Philadelphia, and Las Vegas, not to mention a book slated for a September 2015 release. "There is something very insane and amazing about starting standup in New York City at the lowest rung — open-mic spots — and then many years later going to the other utmost, utmost extreme of playing Madison Square Garden," Ansari told Billboard last month. "I felt a sense of that when I did Carnegie Hall, [...]

'Ride Along 2' Is Going to Be a Movie

It's only been a month since the Kevin Hart-Ice Cube action-comedy Ride Along came out, but the film is already getting a sequel. Universal has greenlit a sequel to the film, and Kevin Hart and Ice Cube are closing their deals to return, Deadline reports. There's no word on what the plot to Ride Along 2 entails, but it's expected to include more action and will be more multi-cultural "to expand the demos."

The first movie's director, Tim Story, is also returning to direct Ride Along 2, and the script is currently being finalized by Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay, who co-wrote the final draft of the original. [...]