KEVIN HART (Dell) has made a name for himself as one of the
entertainers, authors and businessmen in the industry today.
After an electrifying performance at amateur night in a Philadelphia comedy
quit his shoe salesman job and began performing full time at venues such as The
Club, Caroline's, Stand-Up NY, The Laugh Factory, and The Comedy Store in Los
However, it was his first appearance at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy
Festival that led
Kevin into roles in feature films.
Hart recently starred in Night School for Universal, a film in which he
and stars in - all under the Hartbeat Production banner. The comedy follows a
group of misfits
who are forced to attend adult classes in the longshot chance they'll pass the
GED exam. Grossing
$28 Million, Night School has had the highest opening weekend in comedy of 2018.
Hart is currently back on the road doing standup with his newest hour of
material titled the
"Irresponsible Tour." This tour will take Hart all around the world in 2018.
2017 was a banner year for Hart, his memoir I Can't Make This Up: Life
at Number One on the New York Times Bestseller list and remained on the list for
weeks. The book also topped records on the Audible platform, selling over
100,000 copies in the
first five weeks. Earlier in the year Hart voiced a title character in Captain
Underpants: The First
Epic Movie. To close 2017, Kevin appeared in the Sony reboot of the classic film
alongside Dwayne Johnson and Jack Black. Jumanji has been Kevin's highest
grossing box office
release to date, the movie has made over $900 Million Worldwide.
Hart's newest business venture is his digital platform the LOL NETWORK -
Loud, the comedy brand and multi-platform network founded by Hart in partnership
leader Lionsgate. The streaming video service will launch on August 3rd
featuring a slate of
original scripted and unscripted comedy series, stand-up specials, licensed
programming, and live
broadcasts. Laugh Out Loud combines Hart's unparalleled social media savvy that
100+ million followers with his vision for the future of comedy - social,
mobile, multicultural, and
seriously funny. Hart handpicked the boldest comedic voices to create, produce
and star in content
exclusive to the service. These include digital superstar comedy talents GloZell,
Emmanuel Hudson, DC Young Fly, Draya Michelle, David So, Timothy DeLaGhetto and
Johnson (MADtv, viral sensation Bon Qui Qui) - among others - who have amassed
millions of fans across social media. The Laugh Out Loud service will also
feature up and coming
comedians curated by Hart through LOL showcases at events, including a
partnership with the
world's top comedy festival "Just for Laughs."
Hart's recent movie projects include the animated film The Secret Life of
Entertainment) and the biggest grossing live action comedy Central Intelligence
Cinema and Universal Pictures), Universal's Ride Along 2, which grossed over
worldwide, Screen Gems' The Wedding Ringer, and Warner Brothers' Get Hard. The
worker, Hart is also a force in television, executive producing the show, "Real
Hollywood," which is currently in Season 5. In addition, Comedy Central will
launch 2 standup
comedy series' "Kevin Hart Presents: Hart of the City" and "Untitled Kevin Hart
In addition, Hart embarked on the multi-city domestic and international WHAT
comedy tour. Domestically, he sold out 8 tristate area arenas, including Madison
Barclays, Prudential Center and Jones Beach, selling over 100,000 tickets in the
NY market. He
was also the first comedian to sell out an NFL stadium, selling over 50,000
tickets in one show.
Internationally, he sold out over a dozen arenas in the European market, selling
tickets, and sold out arenas across Australia, selling 100,000 tickets. Hart's
hit comedy tour
grossed over $100 million worldwide.
To round out 2016, Hart wrapped production on Sony Pictures' continuation of
Jumanji, alongside Dwayne Johnson and Jack Black, and Universal Pictures
released the feature
version of his comedy tour WHAT NOW in October.
In 2012, Hart was tapped to host the 2012 MTV VMA's, garnering much industry
for his appearance, before his next comedy tour, Let Me Explain took him to 90
along with Europe and Africa - resulting in him becoming the second American in
history to sell
out London's O2 Arena. Kevin spent the fall of 2012 filming two movies back to
Gems' remake of the film, About Last Night, and Universal's buddy Cop movie Ride
opposite Ice Cube. Kevin continued his incredible run with a starring role in
Screen Gems' Think
Like A Man, a comedy based on Steve Harvey's bestselling book, which grossed $95
worldwide, and had a supporting role in the Universal / Nick Stoller comedy,
Engagement, produced by Judd Apatow.
In September 2011 Hart released Laugh At My Pain the feature film version of
tour (under the same name). The movie grossed over $7 million and was 2011's
film of those released in less than 300 theaters. The LAMP tour was so
successful it catapulted
Hart to 2011's number one comedian on Ticketmaster, and in February 2011, he
sold out the Nokia
Theater for two nights in a row, breaking the record previously set by Eddie
Murphy. This lead to
the LAMP DVD hitting double platinum in February 2012, after being on sale for
only a month.
Other film credits include Little Fockers with Robert DeNiro and Ben Stiller,
Death at a
Funeral, Fool's Gold and The 40 Year-Old Virgin.
In 2009, Hart's one-hour Comedy Central special I'm A Grown Little Man became
the highest rated specials for the network, and in 2010, Hart's DVD
Seriously...Funny was one of
the fastest selling DVDs, going triple Platinum, aided by the Comedy Central
special of the same
name, which was the highest rated comedy special of 2010.
Hart's other television credits include, hosting BET's classic stand-up
"Comic View: One Mic Stand," ABC's "The Big House," which he also executive
wrote, and recurring roles on "Love, Inc," "Barbershop," and "Undeclared."
Hart currently resides in Los Angeles.
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