KEVIN HART: LAUGH AT MY PAIN Add To My Top 10

Obscene Stand-Up Comedy

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Release Date: September 09, 2011

Starring: Kevin Hart, Na’im Lynn

Genre: Comedy

Audience: Adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 89 minutes

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Content:

(PaPaPa, Ab, B, C, Ho, LLL, V, SS, N, AA, DD, MMM) Very strong mixed pagan worldview with very immoral behavior and lewd jokes during stand-up performance, some anti-Christian jokes, comedian tells story of a friend who “found Jesus” although it is not handled in a reverent way, pre-performance prayer is depicted and the comment, “God is good all the time,” is said, and some mild homosexual references, including one joke about homosexual acts being performed in order to get money for drugs, stories of a drug-addicted father although in an interview at the end of the movie the father is shown as sober and having restored his relationship with his son; 313 obscenities, 38 profanities and 21 uses of the N-word; mild comedic violence during sketch/spoof segment includes armed bank robbery and man is kicked in crotch; a lot of strong sexual dialogue during comedy routine, graphic sexual descriptions as set-ups for jokes include references to homosexual male prostitution for drug money, man depicts sexual positions with his stool during the stand-up routine, jokes about several types of aberrant behavior, etc.; upper male nudity and overweight stripper in thong depicted during sketch/spoof segment; jokes about alcohol use and abuse; very strong and descriptive jokes about comedian’s father being addicted to cocaine as well as other jokes about recreational marijuana use; and, very strong miscellaneous immorality includes a lot of off-color and course joking, flirting, a sketch/spoof segment with very immoral characters trying to spoof the abhorrent movie, RESERVOIR DOGS, stories of mother kicking drug-addicted father out of the house.


Summary:

KEVIN HART: LAUGH AT MY PAIN is a stand-up comedy mash-up from stand-up comedian, Kevin Hart, that’s part documentary, part comedy concert, and part comedy sketch. LAUGH AT MY PAIN is terribly uneven and not funny enough, and contains an abhorrent amount of obscene, lewd content.


Review:

KEVIN HART: LAUGH AT MY PAIN is a stand-up comedy/documentary mash-up from stand-up comedian, Kevin Hart. Drawing from his rough upbringing in Philadelphia and his family issues, Kevin keeps the audience in stitches while serving up comedy that contains material not only funny but also very obscene.
The movie consists of three parts.
Part one opens as a documentary as Kevin revisits his hometown in Philadelphia. As he walks down the streets of Philly with his entourage, Kevin recalls everything from his old corner hangouts where he used to stand and “represent” to his high school where his name is not-quite-so-featured on the championship plaque.
Part two of the movie is a 50-plus-minute stand-up routine from Kevin’s comedy tour in which he explores topics ranging from the hilarious to the profane. Finding “the funny” in “the painful,” Kevin shares everything from the shame of his father’s cocaine drug addiction to the elation of his children’s birthday party events; from unfortunate sexual encounters to his challenges with trying to keep up with his rich friends.
Part three of the movie shifts into a bizarre, uneven spoof/sketch of the 90s cult movie, RESERVOIR DOGS, depicting Kevin with his entourage as they commit armed robbery at a local bank. The sketch follows the Kevin and his boys through a series of burglary mishaps.
LAUGH AT MY PAIN is terribly uneven. The documentary has some funny moments as Kevin revisits his hometown. The stand-up has some laugh-out-loud comedy that is purely funny, but it mixes that with profane sexual humor that is, at times, uncomfortably graphic. Then, the spoof/sketch comes out of nowhere, feeling obtrusive and anti-climactic. It ruins any humor from the stand-up routine and leaves the movie feeling uneven and even amateur.
The movie has an abhorrent amount of obscene content, everything from sexually charged content with extremely colorful descriptions of aberrant behavior that includes jokes about homosexual acts performed by his father in order to obtain illegal drugs to encounters he has had with women that includes descriptive illustrations of actions with his stool during the stand-up routine. It also has an obscene amount of very strong, foul language – over 300 strong obscenities with 38 profanities and 21 uses of the racially charged “N” word – along with references to drug use, violence and immoral behavior. All in all, LAUGH AT MY PAIN ruins its laughter with obscene content, and media-wise audiences would be well advised to avoid this profane comedy in favor of more family-friendly entertainment.


In Brief:

KEVIN HART: LAUGH AT MY PAIN is a comedy, documentary mash-up from stand-up comedian, Kevin Hart. Kevin draws from his rough upbringing in Philadelphia and family issues. The movie consists of three parts. In Part One, Kevin revisits his hometown in Philadelphia. As he walks down the streets of Philly with his entourage, Kevin recalls his childhood. Part two is a 50-plus-minute stand-up routine from Kevin’s comedy tour in which he explores topics ranging from the hilarious to the profane. Finding “the funny” in “the painful,” Kevin shares everything – from the shame of his father’s cocaine drug addiction to the elation of his children’s birthday party events; from unfortunate sexual encounters to his challenges trying to keep up with his rich friends. Part three shifts into a bizarre, uneven spoof of the 90s cult movie, RESERVOIR DOGS
LAUGH AT MY PAIN is terribly uneven. The funny moments are undermined by the RESERVOIR DOGS sketch that comes out of nowhere. Also, the movie has an abhorrent amount of obscene content that’s not funny at all. Media-wise viewers would be well advised to avoid this profane comedy in favor of more family-friendly entertainment.