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This South Mississippi veteran will tell jokes with Kevin Hart on Comedy Central

Picayune native Ben Compton will appear on the second season of Kevin Hart’s “Hart of The City” on Comedy Central.
Picayune native Ben Compton will appear on the second season of Kevin Hart’s “Hart of The City” on Comedy Central. Courtesy Ben Compton

An Army veteran from Picayune will be one of the comics from Mississippi featured on Kevin Hart’s show on Comedy Central.

Ben Compton, who deployed to Afghanistan in 2013, will be featured on the second season of comedian “Hart of The City.”

After returning home from Afghanistan, Compton, who now lives in Hattiesburg, began performing as a stand up comic.

“Hart of the City Season 2” was shot and recorded on July 13 in Jackson. The air date for the show has not been announced.

Compton will perform Sept. 21 at The Roast of Hub City Comedy at Brewsky’s in Hattiesburg.

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