Kevin Hart completely bombed his "SNL" audition

His impression was a little too obscure for Lorne Michaels' taste

Published March 25, 2015 2:35PM (EDT)

   (Team Coco)
(Team Coco)

Kevin Hart is doing big things in 2015, which makes it that much easier for the actor-comedian to talk about his early comedy pitfalls in high spirits.

Hart joined Conan Tuesday night and unpacked what happened during his wildly unsuccessful "SNL" audition. In retrospect, Hart realizes he probably shouldn't have gone with San Antonio Spurs' point guard Avery Johnson to impersonate. No one knew who that was.

According to Hart, Lorne Michaels never outright said he didn't know who he was impersonating, but the expression on his face in the audience said everything Hart needed to know.

Don't worry, Kevin. You're in good company.

Watch the clip below:

By Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email

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