This month, two comedians – Kevin Hart and Russell Peters – grace our shores with their wit and tart tongues. We pit them against each other – so you be the judge on which you'd rather tickle your funny bone. Or better yet, attend both shows if Hart and Peters' proudly unapologetic jokes appeal to your (warped) sense of humour.
Kevin Hart, 36
Russell Peters, 45
Before he was a comedian, he was…
KH: A shoe salesman
RP: A DJ
First got into comedy
KH: Late '90s in Philadelphia
RP: 1989 in Toronto
KH: His family, his height and celebrities
RP: Race and cultural stereotypes
KH: The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Little Frockers (2010), Ride Along (2014), The Wedding Ringer (2015) and The Secret Life of Pets (2016).
RP: Source Code (2011), New Year's Eve (2011), Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever (2014).
KH: ‘I don’t have exes! I have Y’s. Like “Y the hell did I date you?”’
RP: ‘Indian people, we are proud of our cheapness. You are never gonna insult us by calling us cheap. That's the best part, you know. You walk up to an Indian guy, “You guys are cheap.” “Thank you for noticing, thank you.”’
Most crass joke
KH: ‘Light-skinned women usually have better credit than dark-skinned women… Broke ass dark hoes… lol’
RP: ‘You know what? F*** deaf people. Are they here? Even if they were it’s up to you to tell them what I’m saying. F*** ’em in their ears! Let me tell you something about deaf people, and I know this second-hand. If a person’s been deaf from day one to now, their lives are just as normal as ours, because they have nothing to compare it to. The only time they know something is off is when we start f***ing with them. And women are the worst at this sh*t, ’cause women will walk up to a deaf guy and go, “Aww… that’s sad! Aww… Look, poor guy, he’s deaf!”’
KH: He performed his first-ever gig under the name Lil Kev, and he was allegedly booed off stage after getting pieces of chicken thrown at him.
RP: His ex-girlfriends include porn star-turned-Bollywood actress Sunny Leone, whom he dated back in 2008.
Kevin Hart is at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre on Feb 2.
Russell Peters is at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre on Feb 15.