Kevin Hart is apparently in talks to play Black Santa in an upcoming Disney film and we are here for it.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hart is negotiating his role in a family Christmas comedy titled Dashing Through the Snow, produced by Will Packer.
Per the news outlet, the story follows a “New York City detective who is a workaholic and has a strained relationship with his son. The only thing that may be able to repair the father-son relationship is the one true Santa Claus who has to make the man believe in Christmas magic.” Insert Hart as Santa Claus.
If Kevin, who is currently filming Jumanji, plays a Black Santa, he will join a very short list of Hollywood Santas of color, including James Earl Jones, who voiced Santa in Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street and we guess we should add the Black Santa robber on Friday After Next.
Basically … it’s time.
No Joke: Bill Cosby Is Back On Stage Doing Stand-Up
We are not trying to shame the elderly, but we are super confused why Bill Cosby is back on stage doing stand-up. He is after all 80-years old and going blind, but apparently that’s all apart of his routine.
Cosby did a set on Monday at LaRose Jazz Club in Philly and poked fun at his visual impairment amongst other personal anecdotes. He didn’t touch his pending trial, but many suspect his resurgence into the public eye is all a ploy to revitalize his image.
Just two weeks ago Cosby attended a dinner with friends and let reporters tag along to ask questions and take photos. This time around Cosby announced on his Facebook that he’d be doing a set a couple hours before. He wore a sweatshirt that said “hello friend” and also played the drums alongside the Tony Williams Jazz Quartet.
Folks in the audience are laughing … so maybe it’s working.
The disgraced comedian’s retrial on sexual assault charges is set to begin in April, and a new jury selection begins at the end of March. He averted a decision this past June when a jury couldn’t agree on a verdict … ending in a mistrial.
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