Steve Harvey Names Dave Chappelle, Kevin Hart, Chris Rock, & The Kings Of Comedy As His ‘Mount Rushmore Of Comedy’ Picks


Steve Harvey Names Dave Chappelle, Kevin Hart, Chris Rock, & The Kings Of Comedy As His ‘Mount Rushmore Of Comedy’ Picks

Legendary comedian and TV personality Steve Harvey’s ‘Mount Rushmore of Comedy’ picks just might be the talk of social media for a while.

During A&E’s Right to Offend: The Black Comedy Revolution, Steve Harvey replaced former presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln on the historic rock with his own personal list of comedic icons.

However, in doing so, he paid homage to the greatest of the greats, which, in his opinion, happen to be game-changers Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy.

When speaking of the late Richard Pryor, Steve Harvey said:

“[Richard] Pryor is a stand-alone dude. You know, If there was a Mount Rushmore, he don’t even get on the mountain. He’s a whole peak by hisself; he’s Mount Hood. Now, you can come up with your Mount Rushmore of Comedy, and you can put some people up there you want, but not Pryor. Pryor is a standalone entity.”

Richard Pryor

Also in the documentary clip, the 65-year-old mentioned that Eddie Murphy‘s contribution to the industry has earned him a separate peak as well.

“Pryor is a whole peak by hisself; we can’t even talk [about him]. And Eddie [Murphy] is a peak by himself. Nothing we can do with them boys. They not included; that ain’t gonna happen.”


Eddie Murphy

But, when it comes to the stand-ups, Harvey’s choices were quite controversial to some, as he named Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, and the Kings of Comedy (Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, and Bernie Mac).

Dave Chappelle


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Chris Rock


Kevin Hart

“When you put stand-ups in a rock, it’s Dave Chappelle in that rock, it’s Chris Rock in that rock, it’s Kevin Hart in that rock, and the Kings of Comedy is a collective group in that rock. Them d*mn Kings of Comedy, man, Kevin Hart, Chris Rock, and Dave Chappelle is it. And feel how you wanna feel, and if you feel any different, it’s ’cause you ain’t been doing this long as me, and your a** don’t know what I know. Trust and believe, that’s a bad-a** Mount Rushmore.”

D.L. Hughley


Cedric the Entertainer

Bernie Mac

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Authored by: Ashley Blackwell