In a bizarre twist of events, Kevin Hart gifted Chris Rock a goat during a live comedy show and named him “Will Smith”! Kevin Hart has explained his decision to present Chris Rock with a goat on stage during his stand-up show at Madison Square Garden.
Hart, who over the weekend was joined by Dave Chappelle for the New York performance as well, stated to the audience that the goat’s name was Will Smith in an obvious allusion to the notorious Oscars brawl between Rock and the Hollywood star.
Footage of the gig showed Rock protesting against accepting the goat, remarking: “I’m not taking care of that s***!”
Rock and Will Smith got into an altercation at the Oscars comedy in March, as fans are aware. To everyone’s surprise, Smith stormed up to Rock during the dramatic on-stage incident and smacked him in the face.
It happened after Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s alopecia-related shaved head.
Hart couldn’t help but make fun of the situation at their co-headlining show when accompanied on stage by fellow comic Dave Chappelle months after the initial uproar and Smith’s public apologies.
In a clip, which has emerged on TikTok, the Fatherhood star is seen holding the goat’s lead and says: “What the f**k did you just say?”
“Don’t act like I’m crazy, you brought the goat here. This n***** [the goat] is confused with the f**k is happening. What you gonna name this goat Chris?” Chappelle asked, to which Hart, not missing a beat, responded: “The name is Will Smith.”
The moment left the audience howling with laughter, leading Hart to ask the crowd deadpan: “What? What did I say?”
The video which has been liked over 28,000 times received a thousand of comments from users who said it was ‘the best joke ever’.
One wrote: “That’s the best joke ever,” while another added: “That’s hilarious”.
A third commented: “Freaking hilarious”.
On Monday (25 July), Hart recalled surprising Rock with the goat live on stage on during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
“Chris is a mentor, friend, inspiration,” Hart told Fallon.
“He’s a large part of the reason that I am where I am today in my career just from his advice, his insight, et cetera, and he’s my G.O.A.T.
“He’s my guy, and I wanted him to feel that.”
Hart admitted that he didn’t quite expect the goat to act up after calling his “goat guy” to help with the prank.
He added: “In my mind, I thought the goat is gonna come out and do a tight 2 minutes.
“Instead, he s**t on Chris’s shoes. He destroyed Chris’s shoes. Chris had on some white moon boots, and the goat got him.”