NPR
Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend: Kevin Hart; Ben Stiller

684386412_1915433129.jpg

Actor and comedian Kevin Hart speaks onstage at the Academy Awards in 2016. Hart was slated to host the 2019 Oscars but withdrew after he was criticized for controversial jokes he made in 2010
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Actor and comedian Kevin Hart speaks onstage at the Academy Awards in 2016. Hart was slated to host the 2019 Oscars but withdrew after he was criticized for controversial jokes he made in 2010

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

Kevin Hart Says Comedy's Full Of 'Flawed But Funny' People, Himself Included: Hart reflects on the controversial jokes from his past that led him to step down from hosting the Oscars. "Sometimes to grow as a comedian, you got to go through the stupid part," he says.

Ben Stiller Unlocks An 'Old-Fashioned' Prison Break In 'Escape At Dannemora': Stiller's seven-part Showtime series centers on the true story of two convicted murderers who used tools provided by a prison employee to break out of a maximum security prison in 2015.

You can listen to the original interviews here:

Kevin Hart Says Comedy's Full Of 'Flawed But Funny' People, Himself Included

Ben Stiller Unlocks An 'Old-Fashioned' Prison Break In 'Escape At Dannemora'

Support comes from

Copyright 2019 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air.

You won’t find a paywall here. Come as often as you like — we’re not counting. You’ve found a like-minded tribe that cherishes what a free press stands for. If you can spend another couple of minutes making a pledge of as little as $5, you’ll feel like a superhero defending democracy for less than the cost of a month of Netflix.