March 6 (UPI) — Kevin Hart explained on Conan how he drunkenly tried to hold the Philadelphia Eagles’ Vince Lombardi Trophy after they defeated the New England Patriots at Super Bowl LII.
The Philadelphia native told host Conan O’Brien he was at the big game with his wife and some friends and decided, while drunk, to go down to the field and celebrate with the team.
“We have no passes, there’s nothing to get us by the people that we’re getting by. I’m literally walking by people. They’re like, ‘Excuse me, sir.’ I’m like, ‘I’m Kevin Hart! I’m going down with the team!’” Hart said of how he was able to bypass security.
The comedian was stopped from getting onto the podium where the Eagles were presented with the Vince Lombardi Trophy. The incident produced a comedic photo of the actor being turned away.
“I’m trying to get to the trophy. The football team is right here. I’m celebrating with the Eagles. I’m in the middle of the Eagles huddle. They’re pushing me around. It’s great,” Hart continued before saying he would have been able to pose with the trophy without getting onstage had he not been in a drunken haze.
“I noticed because I watched the video later … in the video you hear one of the players go, ‘Kev! The trophy’s right here. Come hold the trophy, take a picture with the trophy!’ You also hear me go, ‘No, I’m going up here to take a picture with the trophy!’” he said.
Hart added, however, that he was still happy with how everything happened. He left the game with a piece of turf taken from the field. “If I could do it all over again I 100 percent would do it the exact same way. I have never had a better time in my life,” he said.