“Man @manasseh_art you are a beast sir….man thank you so much for this amazing painting of all of my comedy heroes,” Hart said Friday, Aug. 17. “I would not be where I am today if it weren’t for these legends…..I know I am missing a lot of amazing talented comedians….I love u guys too…these are my favorites tho! #DopePic.”
The image includes Harvey, along with his Kings of Comedy co-stars Cedric the Entertainer, Bernie Mac and D.L. Hughley along with Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Martin Lawrence, Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, Eddie Murphy and Chris Rock.
When Harvey caught wind of the painting a couple of days later, he expressed his gratitude on Instagram.
“I am beyond humbled; this is emotional for me Thank you, man… you are the real deal soldier @kevinhart4real,” Harvey said.
Many of Harvey’s fans also felt moved by the image, which celebrated comedic icons who are living and working and those who have passed on.
“Man…what’s up though for real…”
“Totally totally awesome, all of my favorite performing artists.”
“❤️😍❤️😍❤️ I Absolutely Love this!!! #KingsOfComedy!!!!!!!”
“I remember all of these Comedy Legends-Wow!! Looking back over the years I can laugh for hours thinking about the impact they had on sooo many lives!!!😄😂😂😂👍🏾🙏🏽🙏🏽”
The moving moment comes on the heels of Harvey giving his own shoutout to Mac, who died a decade ago following complications from pneumonia.
“THE LATE GREAT BERNIE MAC…. his contribution to us, his brothers,” Harvey said in his tribute post earlier this month. “The KINGS OF COMEDY can’t even be put into words or measured….. he was simply our KING of comedy …you can’t even know how funny he was until you’ve set backstage in the dressing and listened to the stuff he WOULDN’T say on stage 😂😂😂……”