Comedians bashing President Donald Trump has become commonplace.
Dozens of culprits have become notorious for throwing shade at the Trump administration including Amy Schumer, Sarah Silverman, Judd Apatow, and every single Late Night talk show host.
But there are others like Dave Chappelle, Louis CK, Trey Parker, and Matt Stone who recently decided that satirizing Trump is actually the unfunny thing to do.
And that’s why superstar comedian Kevin Hart had some surprisingly wise comments about making anti-Trump jokes during an interview with Vanity Fair.
“Stand-up comedy superstar and Hollywood A-lister Kevin Hart is willing to crack jokes on just about any topic, except politics.
In an interview with Variety published this week to promote his new book, the What Now star explains why avoiding politically-charged comedy keeps him from ‘alienating’ a portion of his audience.
‘When you jump into that political realm you’re alienating some of your audience,’ Hart said.
‘The world today, it’s really not a laughing matter. It’s serious,” he added.
‘I don’t want to draw attention to things I don’t have nice things to say about.’
Hart’s films, including 2016’s Central Intelligence and the Ride Along franchise, have grossed nearly $1.5 billon domestically. The 37-year-old actor reportedly commands $10 million per film.
With a slew of successful stand-up specials under his belt, a bevy of blockbuster films slated for release — including a Jumanji remake debuting in December and a Great Outdoors remake in the works — the Hartbeat Productions boss says he wants to become an Oprah Winfrey-like media mogul.
‘He’s a legitimate, bankable movie star,’ Ron Meyer, vice chairman of NBCUniversal, told Variety.
‘He’s one of the few stars left that brings people into theaters.’
‘He’s going to build companies and invest in companies and do the things that Oprah and LeBron James do, where they don’t just do their craft — they create industries,’ added Dave Becky, Hart’s manager.
Hart, an admitted workout-a-holic, has also added a Nike endorsement deal to his resumé and is a Tommy John underwear pitchman, model, and investor.
‘I want to own it,’ Hart told Variety. ‘I want that last name Hart, when all’s said and done, to mean so much.’”
Hart’s comments are wise because he understands it’s bad for business.
Amy Schumer has certainly had to eat her words about President Trump, and not only has she alienated her audience, but she’s donned the title of being one of the most hated comedians working today.
While Kevin Hart is selling out football stadiums, Schumer has a 1 out of 5 star rating with her new special on Netflix.
And then there’s Dave Chappelle – who took a 10-year sabbatical from the business –who actually defended Trump.
The Observer reported:
“Chappelle further shocked the New York crowd by defending Trump. He took issue with the media stating as fact that Trump had admitted committing sexual assault in the recorded conversation.
‘Sexual assault? It wasn’t.’ He said, ‘And when you’re a star, they let you do it.’
That phrase implies consent. I just don’t like the way the media twisted that whole thing. Nobody questioned it.”
The comedian stated that Trump’s resilience in the face of the leak had impressed him. Comparing Trump to The Terminator, Chappelle said, ‘That would have devastated anybody else.’
Chappelle added that Trump’s handling of the debate immediately following the controversy had won him over.”
Maybe this is a huge step forward and the Hollywood liberals will finally wise up and accept the outcome of the November election.
Because all they’re doing right now is angering and alienating the over 60 million people who voted for Trump – and that’s bad for business.