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Kevin Hart weighs in on Bill Maher, Kathy Griffin: They should know better

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 25, 2015, file photo, Kevin Hart arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere of "Get Hard" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Rihanna announced Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, that actor-comedian Hart will host her second annual Diamond Ball charity event on Dec. 10, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this Wednesday, March 25, 2015, file photo, Kevin Hart arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere of "Get Hard" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Rihanna announced Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, that actor-comedian Hart will host her second annual Diamond Ball charity event on Dec. 10, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File) Rich Fury/Invision/AP

Kevin Hart is baring all in his memoir, I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons.

The “Captain Underpants” star has been doing the talk show circuit to promote the book, which covers his troubled childhood growing up with an absentee, alcoholic father and overbearing yet loving single mother as well as his rise to success as a standup comedian.

He’ll be at Books and Books Coral Gables 7 p.m. Friday. But don’t expect anything too outrageous to come out of Hart’s mouth. He doesn’t subscribe to the belief that comedians can cross the line and get away with it, and understands why Kathy Griffin and Bill Maher are under so much fire for their recent actions.

“You can play the ‘freedom of speech thing’ all you want, we can play the ‘we’re comedians, it’s a joke’ thing all we want,” Hart said Tuesday on “The Breakfast Club” on NYC radio station Power 105.1 FM. “Ultimately, we know what we’re saying and you know the backlash that can come from that.”

Social media doesn’t help when a scandal hits.

“Issue you all the apologies you want,” he said. “For you to say it on your platform that’s tacky.”

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