Kevin Hart Reveals What He Did to Make His Mom Hunt Him Down
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Kevin Hart Reveals What He Did to Make His Mom Hunt Him Down

November 20, 2019

What level did you get to
as far as basketball goes? Did you play high
school basketball? Okay, we being honest? JIMMY KIMMEL: Yeah. Because you can
find footage, so I don’t know how far I can lie. JIMMY KIMMEL: Okay. All right, listen. I played high school basketball. I played four years of varsity,
but it wasn’t– it wasn’t easy, okay? I wanted to play real bad;
this is all I wanted to do. And my mom she didn’t want me
to try out because my school was like two hours
from our house, and we had to catch
public transportation. And the tryouts for the
basketball team was at 6:00 AM. This is a true story. And my mom was like you’re not
leaving our house at 4:00 AM to go try out for
a basketball team. There’s all types of
crazy people out here, I’m not sending my son on public
transportation at that time. I was like, mom, but
this is the tryouts. Like I want to be on the
team, it’s the only way I can get to be on the team. She’s like, no, not
going to happen. So, because I’m such
a genius, I decided to take all the clocks in the
house and set all of the clocks forward, so– JIMMY KIMMEL: How far forward? Oh, I set it forward bad. When it was really 4:00 AM, I
set the clocks to say 6:00 AM. That’s what time I was leaving. So, I woke my mom up
and everything like it was time for work,
like got to get up. She’s like, it’s still dark out. What’s going on today? I was like, I don’t know, but
we got to get up out of here. Time to go. VCRs, clocks, her
watches, everything. I set every clock in the house,
and I made it to tryouts. I tried out and I was
happy; my plan worked. And midway through the day,
I remember being in class, you know, classrooms got
those skinny windows right? And I’m like doing my
work and I remember a head popping in the window. And it was my mom. And my mom, she’s
just biting her lip. And I remember the teacher’s
like, Mr. Hart, your mother wants to see you,
and I was like, don’t let me go out
there by myself. He’s like, go on Mr. Hart,
you’re excused, I was like, no, no, no, please, you
gotta come out there with me. And I remember walking
out in that hall and all I heard her
say was, you had me get to work two hours early! Bop! Wasn’t nobody else
in the office but me! She beat me all the way home. Every bus we got on she
hit me, had me on the bus with nobody else on a bus! The train. I’ve never– I think
I got whooped– I may have gotten whooped
for 3 and 1/2 hours straight, and there was
nothing I could say. And I was happy because I made
the team and she was like– JIMMY KIMMEL: Oh,
you made the team? I made the team. And so that is one of the– one of the lessons learned. Yes. One of the lessons. That’s one of my life lessons. JIMMY KIMMEL: What was
the lesson exactly? I’m going to be honest with you. There was no lesson in that one. Yeah, yeah. It’s called “I Can’t Make
This Up: Life Lessons” by Kevin Hart. And go see him in the very funny
movie “Captain Underpants”. It’s in theaters tomorrow.

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  1. I remember reading that in his book its so good if you didnt read it read it now before its to late yall

  2. I hate to be that guy but imagine if Kevin was a girl and his mom was the dad and he whooped her all the way home for what Kevin did. No one would be laughing.

  3. KH can tell a regular story about everyday things and make it wicked funny… Melissa McCarthy has that same gift.

  4. The lesson could be that even the "right" choices have negative consequences and that achieving your goals requires sacrifice. Great story :]

  5. His momma sound like my momma. If something don’t fit her time schedule I can never do it so I trick her into letting me do it then I get in trouble ????

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