Kevin Hart is Apparently Testing New Stand-Up on His Family, and it’s Not Going Well

If there is one thing worse than being locked up with your immediate family for the foreseeable future, it might just be having to spend isolation with Kevin Hart. The novelty is definitely wearing off for Hart’s wife and kids, the comedian told Ellen Degeneres on Friday. Apparently, Kevin Hart has been using the social distancing lockdown to practice a new stand-up set, which is so far getting mixed reviews.

“I’m working on my set here in the house,” he said in a video posted to Degeneres’ Instagram. “I’ve been bombing a lot, nobody laughing. Nobody’s laughing.”

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or as I now call him, Morgan Freeman’s nephew.

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DeGeneres sympathised, explaining that it probably wasn’t his material, and to just keep swinging until something hits. “That’s the toughest audience right there is your family,” DeGeneres said. “They’re so jaded because they have you every single day.” But Hart apparently isn’t taking the silence well. “Yeah I’m not getting no laughs in here,” he said. “It’s a stupid household. People are stupid in this house, that’s what I’m saying.”

Kevin Hart isn’t the only celebrity using the quarantine period to brush up on some old loves. Degeneres herself has been hosting a series of celebrities interview via phone link on her Instagram since the isolation period began, with guests such as James Cordon, Tiffany Haddish and magician David Blaine sharing the activities keeping them sane at the moment. Coldplay’s Chris Martin and Ben Gibbard from Death Cab For Cutie are even holding live-streamed concerts from their living rooms to pass the time. It’s definitely a weird time for celebrities, but if there’s one positive that may come out of the isolation break, we could see a wealth of new releases and routines on the horizon. Let’s just hope Kevin Hart irons out the kinks first.

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