Kevin Hart: Bringing Down the House
By Clarese Alexander
Noteworthy comedians Kevin Hart and Na'im Lynn graced the stage Oct. 19 in Samuel Myers Auditorium in the Martin Luther King Jr. Communication Arts Center for an encore comedy show presentation. Packed to capacity, there was not a dull moment throughout the entire show. Audience members seemed to be hypnotized by the comedians and filled the atmosphere with laughter.
The anticipation of what was to come was undeniable. Students boosted their energy with the help of the DJ. What was a battle of whose city was represented the most at BSU, turned into an explosive dance battle between two students. It was unmistakable that Devin Richards proved to be the crowd favorite dancing to the style of Baltimore club music. After the dance-off the real show started.
Lynn, a native of Philadelphia, kicked off the show. During his stand-up routine the audience was in constant laughter. While backstage, Lynn expressed that he became intrigued with the field of comedy after being told he was "the funniest kid in his class." His motivation for being a comedian comes from his drive to be successful and doing what he loves the most, making people laugh. He advises those who would like to pursue a career in comedy to aim for originality. According to Lynn, possessing style and the ability to have one's own opinion on worldly matters, is what gives a comedian a long lasting impression on the world. He admires the styles of Jaime Foxx, his dear friend Kevin Hart, and expressed his wishes to go on a comedy tour. Acting is also one of his goals within the next ten years.
The moment that everyone was waiting for since last week's cancellation, finally came to pass. Standing 5 feet, four inches tall, Hart did not seem intimidated or nervous before coming to the stage. While backstage, he appeared to be very friendly, open, and excited about his performance. As soon as the audience saw the slightest glimpse of the comedian, they went crazy. During his performance, there was not one moment of silence. Echoes of laughter reached far beyond the auditorium as Hart unleashed what some might call his best material. Ranging from friends to family issues, Hart touched a spot that many of us encounter in everyday situations. James Evans, a junior said, "You never think real life can be so funny, until you take a step back."
Hart revealed his recent career endeavors. Currently, he is working on the filming of the third sequence to the makers of "Meet the Parents" and "Meet the Fockers." He expressed that he would like to dabble in theatrical acting, producing, and directing as well in the next ten years. There seems to be no limit to what Hart can do, which proves that he is indeed larger than life on and off the stage.
Audience members implied that this was one of the most unforgettable experiences at BSU. Many lingered after the show to take pictures with the comedians and thank them for coming out. Senior Adrienne Comer says, "I'm so glad that I came out to this event. Kevin Hart is hilarious. I really enjoyed the show."