(Including Hammer and hand-modeling.)

By Leah Greenblatt
Updated August 04, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT

MC Hammer, early-morning wake-ups, and customized chicken — these are Kevin Hart’s raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens.

On the Los Angeles set of his photo shoot for this week’s cover, Entertainment Weekly asked the blockbuster actor-comedian to name a few of his favorite things — and, unsurprisingly, he went above and beyond. Watch the video above to find out what he loves best in a beverage, a body part, and a compliment, among other happy-making things, and get a peak behind the scenes at his wild, carnival-themed shoot.

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