Kevin Hart: Laugh At My Pain is a documentary film that shows Kevin Hart's comedic tour, called Laugh At My Pain. Laugh At My Pain is a notable film because during this tour Kevin Hart beat Eddie Murphy's record for the most ticket sales revenue of any African-American comedian. Laugh At My Pain shows Kevin Hart's performance at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The film also follows Kevin Hart around Philadelphia where he was born and grew up. The film also shows the camaraderie of Kevin and his crew backstage before his show begins. You seen the comedian act nervous and try out jokes in private before he has to do so publicly. Kevin Hart's tour was incredibly successful and this particular show he performed in ninety different cities.
Many of Kevin Hart's jokes deal with his feeling that he is a perpetual underdog, hence the title of the film Laugh At My Pain. He talks a lot about his experiences growing up as a young black man in inner-city Philadelphia. Much of the film, and Kevin's stand up routine, is dedicated to his life and history and how he grew up to be the famous comedian that he is today. Hart was working as a shoe salesman, just doing amateur hours at local comedy shows, before he decided to take the plunge and pursue comedy full-time.
So much of Hart's routine is centered around his friends and family. His famous catch line "alright, alright, alright" is based upon Hart's loving imitation of his own father. He also talks a lot about his mother and teases her publicly for her approach to parenting.
Later in the film, Hart's father is interviewed by Larry King and he sheds some light on Kevin's childhood. He also talks a lot about relationship problems and sex, as well as life with his two children. The kids are even shown in some of the behind the scenes segments. Hart also takes about crazy antics that he finds himself experiencing, such as one instance in which his car was chased by ostriches.
There are skits in the movie as well, including one involving a potential bank robbery committed by Hart.