Kevin Hart @ Rabobank Theater, Bakersfield CA 08/12/12

We had the good fortune of catching Kevin Hart’s “Let Me Explain” tour at Bakersfield’s Rabobank Theater. The openers were very good, three in all, and their material alone will make you laugh hysterically. Kevin came onstage with a production that included pyrotechnics. He mentioned how he had seen Kanye West and Jay-Z perform and they had fire in their show. He said “now that I’ve made it, you will now see moments of pointless fire!” He snapped his fingers and 4 giant flames erupted from the stage. Whenever Kevin was on a roll and got the crowd going, he would yell “I’m slayin ‘em, drop some fire on this b*tch!” and the flames would go up again – pointless but awesome. Hart is a great story teller, great at delivery. His routine included quite a bit of material about his ex-wife and what led to Hart’s divorce. You’ll never hear impressions or sound effects, but his act doesn’t need it. There was a strict no phones/no cameras policy. Some people were escorted out of the theater for this offense. Hart didn’t want anyone taping the show and leaking the material online, as it is all new material. I don’t believe the man ever recycles his material. Plus they were filming segments of each show for an upcoming DVD, pretty cool. You might be interested to know, the Rabobank Theater is one of the few venues where you can specify your row and seat. We got these great aisle seats in the back of the floor section – no one was behind us (save for a few handicap accessible seats) and we were able to make a quick exit. Awesome comedian. In fact I consider Hart to be one of those upper echelon type comedians, so worth the $45 admission, and more.

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Posted on September 22, 2012, in Comedy Shows, Concerts: 2012 - Present, Kevin Hart and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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