Boris Kodjoe, Kevin Hart, Duane Martin and BET’s Stephen Hill at the recent L.A. premiere of RHOH

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Tonight is the premiere of BET’s newest comedy “Real Husband of Hollywood.”  The mock-reality series follows several famous husbands through their zany and hilarious lives in Hollywood and features a bevy of celebrities including Boris Kodjoe, Robin Thicke, Nick Cannon, J.B. Smoove, Duane Martin and Kevin Hart.

Originally a skit that aired during the 2011 BET Award, Real Husbands of Hollywood  or RHOH is now a bona fide show that Kevin Hart says “hasn’t been done before and is going to be big.” BET chatted with Hart and his co-star J.B. Smoove about the series, what fans can expect and whether they believe the show promotes negative stereotypes.

On what makes the RHOH work…

Kevin Hart: We’re mocking what everybody makes fun of on a regular basis. It’s ridiculous.  They’re fighting. They’re going back and forth. We’re putting a group of men together that are talented enough and aren’t afraid to make fun of themselves. We’re catty. We’re not getting along. We’re getting along. We’re friends. We’re not friends, but we’re doing it in a fun way. It’s unique. It hasn’t been done, which means it will be big.

On the RHOH perpetuating negative stereotypes…

J.B. Smoove: I think that’s irrelevant, your statement, because funny is funny and men are going to be men — white men, Black men, Indian men. We all do the same stupid stuff over and over again, and that’s why it’s called Real Husbands. We just happen to live in Hollywood.

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Real Husbands of Hollywood  premieres tonight at 10p.m. EST followed by Second Generation Wayans at 10:30p.m.