Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish team up for laughs and a GED with the Night School trailer

The quickly rising star of Tiffany Haddish has reached the diminutive heights of Kevin Hart. Have a look with the trailer for Night School, director Malcolm D. Lee’s Girls Trip followup that pairs the comedians for laughs, learning, and… love(???). Hart stars as a natural salesman who nonetheless needs to finally get his high school diploma to score a better job. Hadish plays the GED teacher that will guide him—along with the likes of Mary Lynn Rajskub and Rob Riggle—to this fairly achievable goal. Taran Killam co-stars as the principal that’s apparently going to have doing “black voice” as his running gag.

We’ll finally see the joke where Hart is mistaken for a student because he’s short when Night School hits theaters September 28

  • jaime_arg

    The Pursuit of Laughyness

  • jaime_arg

    Re: “black voice”

    I don’t see what’s wrong with using African American Vernacular English.
    It’s part of the audiovisual and musical culture all of us -worldwide- consume daily.

    I stop short of using the n-word (though rap and film have taught me to use it for over 20 years) because it’s decidedly offensive to many, but if I can’t say “You trippin’, brother” without being accused of racism then I don’t want to live in this world anymore.

    I don’t think most of us intend to mock black people when using it, it’s just part of our vocabulary by now. If you identify and feel like you could belong with a certain culture it’s very unlikely that you would harbor ill will against them.

    • adam3w

      I think there’s potentially a long discussion to be had here, but my personal TL;DR hot take is that if a vernacular is culturally authentic to an individual, then it’s probably okay. I don’t think anyone faults Eminem for his speech patterns, but it comes across as authentic when he does it. (Hip hop culture seems especially invested in authenticity.)

      The joke in the trailer appears to be that the principal is too square/corny to pull off ANY slang, let alone this particular type of slang, and since the people in the scene are black, they’re particularly inclined to be put off by it.

      • The more offensive part is really that this white-guy-talks-black routine is incredibly stale.

        • adam3w