I am an avid listener, with a great passion for all things spoken word, including Hip Hop and Performance Poetry. Vive la difference!
Because I was having a good old chuckle to myself. In rush hour. There and back. On more than one day. And R.D.H. never failed to alleviate the trials and tribulations of commuting. His deliberate, slow drawl expertly delivers meandering stories and drops killer one-liners on subjects as far ranging as his Dad's sexual preferences, 'Ask a Black Guy' acquaintances and, of course, Women with a capital W. Forget HIGNFY - listen to this for a private audience with a very funny contemporary comic.
Some laugh-out-loud highlights include the drawn-out description of telling adults the 'proper' way to do washing up [why does this wine taste of bacon...it's because you washed the baking tray before the wine glasses! etc.], nudging wayward Housemates towards recycling [why would they leave the cereal box on the window ledge NEXT to the recycling bin...entirely to spite me?!] and the perils of finding love with OCD [I spend my 20s cleaning skirting boards, thinking 'what woman doesn't love a clean skirting board']. Panel show fave doesn't disappoint with his own material - yet another example of this reviewer looking bonkers on the train, snorting with laughter whilst listening.
I decided to listen to this after watching and enjoying the DVD, and although some of the gags are pretty visual, the strength of Hart's performance means that this show doesn't lose out in audio.
A listener can quite easily visualise the expressions and gesticulations associated with each skit/story, and some comedy can be found in these silly imaginings, too. I found myself having to stifle giggles in public places more than once. Kevin Hart's definitely one to watch over the next few years - he rocks a Dave Chappelle-esque humour, too - never a bad thing.