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Five reasons to be excited that Kevin Hart is hosting SNL

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During Saturday’s episode of “Saturday Night Live”, it was announced that Kevin Hart will be hosting the late night sketch comedy show on March 2, with musical guests Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. This is the first time that Hart, who is one of the most popular stand-up comedians in America, will host “SNL.”

The honor comes on the heels of memorable turns in movies like “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Death at a Funeral” and the “Scary Movie” films as well as the 2012 sleeper comedy “Think Like a Man.” Then there was his successful 2012 stand-up concert film “Laugh at My Pain.” His album of the same name went five times platinum. His television series — “Real Househusbands of Hollywood,” which co-stars Mr. Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon — debuted to four million viewers last month. Four million is a lot of millions. If you don’t already know the comic and his work, here are five reasons to be excited that Kevin Hart is hosting SNL:

1. He loves kids

2. He’s an excellent boxer

3. He introduced us to the Hip Hop Weatherman

4. He knows all about “Boats and Hos”:

5. He’s downright funny:

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Check Out the Spirit Awards Nominees for Best Male and Female Leads

Catch the 2016 Spirit Awards live Feb. 27th at 5P ET/2P PT on IFC.

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From Jason Segel’s somber character study of author David Foster Wallace, to Brie Larson’s devastating portrayal of a mother in captivity, the 2016 Spirit Awards nominees for Best Male and Female Leads represent the finest in the year of film acting. Take a look at the Best Male and Female Leads in action, presented by Jaguar.

Best Male Lead 

Christopher Abbott, James White
Abraham Attah, Beasts of No Nation
Ben Mendelsohn, Mississippi Grind
Jason Segel, The End of the Tour
Koudous Seihon, Mediterranea

Watch more Male Lead nominee videos here.

Best Female Lead 

Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol
Bel Powley, The Diary of A Teenage Girl
Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Tangerine

Watch more Female Lead nominee videos here.

Watch as The Chris Gethard Show makes an appearance in a So So Glos’ music video

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A few months ago Brooklyn’s favorite DIY pop punk band The So So Glos swung by our adopted comic’s public access cable show The Chris Gethard Show to perform a rousing rendition of their ballistic anthem “Son of an American.” Now the So So Glos are getting ready to release their brand new record, Blowout, out April 23rd on Shea Stadium Records and chose “Son of an American” as the first single. The video for the song features a bunch of found footage from live performances, including some of their time on The Chris Gethard Show. The clip also features a bunch of amazing home movies filmed by the band’s parents, including what looks like the So So Glos getting potty-trained.

It’s the perfect soundtrack as you head over to The Chris Gethard Show’s iTunes page to subscribe to his video podcast, rate the show and keep the momentum going and help make The Chris Gethard Show #1 on iTunes and humiliate himself on a future episode.

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Help make The Chris Gethard Show the #1 podcast on iTunes

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Our beloved adopted comic Chris Gethard is on a mission: To make The Chris Gethard Show the #1 video on iTunes. And he needs your help.

Last week, Chris issued a proclamation to his fans:

LET IT BE KNOWN – if at any point between the posting of this message and 11 pm est on February 13, 2013 The Chris Gethard Show becomes the #1 ranked video comedy podcast on iTunes, I will spend the entire hour of next week’s show listening to Gangnam style on a loop, while Emma Noble uncomfortably slaps me in the face, with an ice pack in my underwear, all while doing advanced Algebra even though math is so impossible to me that it sends me into a depressed rage.

Fans of his public access program The Chris Gethard Show made that bit of magic happen in a single day, because come on, who wouldn’t want to see Chris get slapped in the face while doing algebra and listening to Gangnam Style with an ice pack in his drawers? In response to that feat, Chris had no choice but to up the ante. Now Chris has promised that if the show becomes the #1 overall video podcast, on top of all that other stuff, he’ll do the show with his face painted (without looking at how his face is painted before going on air), while eating deviled eggs he makes himself (without a recipe), and wearing the most humiliating shirt an audience member brings him.

In the three days since Gethard made that promise, The Chris Gethard Show has climbed to climbed the podcast charts, but we need your help to make Chris’ humiliation a reality we can all point and laugh at. So head over to The Chris Gethard Show’s iTunes page to subscribe and rate the show and keep the momentum going.

If that’s not enough Chris for you, the PBS documentary web series Modern Comedian, followed him around with a camera for a day. It’s an in-depth and surprisingly serious look at The Chris Gethard Show, what it means to its fans and to Chris himself. Watch it now:

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