Get Ready to Smile because Kevin Hart Is Set to Host the MDA Telethon

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There’s no doubt about it, Hart has a special knack for making us crack a smile; But the comedian’s latest gig has him swapping stand-up specials for a very special cause, one that gives back to the community. As if we didn’t already have enough reason to love the funny guy…

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In just a few weeks, the pint-sized legend will be taking to our screens for his latest endeavor: The MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon. If that doesn’t ring a bell, don’t worry, that’s because you’re probably used to seeing the late Jerry Lewis fill that role. Lucky for you, we’ve got everything you need to know.

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On Saturday, October 24th, for the first time ever, the comedian will be hosting The Muscular Dystrophy Association fundraiser, formally known as the legendary Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon. Joined by other famous faces, such as  Jack Black and Usain Bolt, the virtual fundraiser is officially going to be one for the books.

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In case you forgot, Lewis, formerly known as the ‘King of Comedy,’ was practically the face of these MDA telethons, raising billions of dollars before his death in 2017. How does Kevin feel about filling these, well, large, shoes?

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“I’m honored to collaborate with MDA and my organization, to educate and entertain the public about the need to support people with disabilities and disadvantages,” Hart explained.

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“We are all in this together.” Safe to say, we couldn’t agree more, Kevin. So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and set that reminder for the 24th at 8 p.m. ET, something tells us the 2-hour special is going to be a night to remember.