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March 30, 2015 09:05 PM

He counts Ride Along, The Wedding Ringer and Get Hard among his recent successes, and now Kevin Hart is being called a comedic genius.

On April 12, the 2015 MTV Movie Awards will give Hart the second-ever Comedic Genius Award in recognition of his long list of comedy films and also small-screen projects such as Real Husbands of Hollywood and the Comedy Central roast of Justin Bieber, which airs 10 p.m. tonight.

A statement from MTV said the award celebrates Hart for a “bold and irreverent comedic style that has captivated audiences from his movies and sitcoms, to stand-up specials, award show performances and in front of packed arenas of fans.”

The inaugural Comedic Genius Award went to Will Ferrell, Hart’s costar in Get Hard, which opened this weekend. Jimmy Kimmel will present the award.

The 2015 MTV Movie Awards will be hosted by Amy Schumer and air live at 8 p.m. ET on April 24.

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