Kevin Hart believes comedians deserve more “respect.”
The 42-year-old star believes the recent incident involving his teammate Dave Chappelle is something that “should have happened” and Kevin hopes it will mark a turning point for the stand-up industry.
He explained, “Someone whipping your ass sends a message to other people, like, you know,” I was thinking about doing it, but after seeing it I really don’t want to do it. “
Dave, 48, was recently attacked on the ground while performing as part of the ‘Netflix Is A Joke’ festival.
However, security guards and members of Dave’s team quickly arrested the intruder as he tried to flee the scene.
Reflecting on the controversy, Kevin told ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’: “Take a step forward. A couple of steps forward. And I think that moment we just witnessed with Dave is taking a bigger moment.”
Kevin also praised Dave for keeping his composure and finishing his routine.
He said, “Dave came back after that and finished doing the show. And he didn’t let that thing be a big deal. He quickly got out of it and went back to comedy and that’s what professional.
“Ultimately, these moments of unprofessionalism should not break professionals. They should not shape or shape the world in which we are not seen or seen. So I think it is time to return to a place of respect for your live animator. “
Meanwhile, Dave previously insisted that he would not let the “unfortunate and disturbing” attack overshadow his historic Hollywood Bowl program.
A spokesman said: “This race links Chappelle with ‘Monty Python’ for the most outstanding shows of any comic in the Hollywood Bowl, reaching 70,000 fans from various backgrounds during the first ‘Netflix Is A Joke: The Festival’, and denies to allow last night ‘s incident to overshadow the magic of this historic moment. “