If we didn’t already know Kevin Hart hasn’t forgotten where he came from, there’ll be more evidence on Comedy Central this weekend.
The Philadelphia-born star helps spotlight the work of friend (and fellow Philadelphian) Will “Spank” Horton in the premiere of a new series featuring rising comedians.
Hart’s role in Kevin Hart Presents: The Next Level (11 p.m. Sunday, Comedy Central) is to conduct a brief interview with each week’s featured comic, who then takes the stage for a half-hour special, which, according to Hart, is a major milestone in any comedian’s career.
Horton, who grew up in Nicetown — and reminds Hart that he prefers to be called Spank — talks in his act about moving to a predominantly white suburb, marital arguments, and relationship issues.
In 2015, Horton was one of the comedians who opened for Hart during his sold-out performance at Lincoln Financial Field.