Easily one of the top comedians in the industry today is Kevin Hart. He has been around for years showing up in films such as Scary Movie 2 & 3, Soul Plane, Barbershop and most recently This Is The End, but he is stepping out of the background and starting to headline his own films including his latest stand-up special Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain.
This special was filmed at a sold-out performance at Madison Square Garden, where comedian Kevin Hart delivers material from his 2012 "Let Me Explain" concert tour. Not to be like everyone else, Hart has crafted and interesting approach to this simple concert idea. The opening of the film plays more like a movie/documentary with him partying and setting up everything for the namesake of the tour. Then we are taken a journey of the tour with select funny excerpts from the tour itself before ending up where this particular special will take place. Prior to the actual performance this film is good at best, but when he hits the stage and does his thing it explodes like only he deliver. Hart has such a strong presence brilliant deliver on stage that he stands right along greats like Chris Rock and Richard Pryor. This isn’t saying he is better than them, but he is just as good and creates his own rapid delivery that would make any other comedian become annoying quickly. No matter how great a stage presence a comedian has they are only as good as their material and he knocks it out of the park. Much like the also brilliant Chris Rock: Bigger and Blacker concert Hart brings topical universal material that resonates with everyone.
This is easily one of the best concert films to come along in sometime. There is an awesome emotional moment at the end of the concert that most would have cut out, but shows the passion and hard work that Hart has put into what he loves and it made for the strongest ending to one of the more brilliant specials to date. Kevin Hart is one if not the best out there today and deserves his success and will no doubt be around for years to come. Besides the hilarious film this Blu-ray/DVD combo pack also features 3 music videos and a couple of featurettes that just add to the experience.