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KEVIN HART (Snowball) has made a name for himself as one of
the foremost comedians, entertainers, authors and businessmen in the industry
After an electrifying performance at an amateur night in a Philadelphia
comedy club, Hart quit his shoe-salesman job and began performing full time at
venues such as The Boston Comedy Club, Caroline's, Stand-Up NY, The Laugh
Factory and The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. However, it was his first
appearance at Montreal's Just for Laughs Comedy Festival that led Hart into
roles in feature films.
Hart recently starred in the STX Entertainment feature film The Upside
alongside Bryan Cranston and Nicole Kidman, which was released in January 2019,
and in Night School for Universal, a film which he also co-wrote, produced under
the Hartbeat Production banner. The comedy follows a group of misfits who are
forced to attend adult classes in the long-shot chance they'll pass the GED
exam. At $28 Million, Night School had the highest opening weekend for a comedy
Hart is currently in production for the untitled Jumanji sequel alongside
Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Danny DeVito, Karen Gillan and Awkwafina, which will
be released in December 2019. Hart recently wrapped his global live stand-up
comedy tour, "The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour." Hart's last tour, "What Now?"
grossed over $100 million worldwide and culminated in a performance to a
sold-out crowd at Philadelphia's NFL stadium. Hart has won two Pollstar Awards
for Comedy Tour of the Year in both 2017 and 2018.
The year 2017 was a distinguished year for Hart, his memoir "I Can't Make
This Up: Life Lessons" debuted at No. 1 on The New York Times Best Sellers list
and remained on the list for 10 consecutive weeks. The book also topped records
on the Audible platform, selling over 100,000 copies in the first five weeks.
Earlier that year, Hart voiced George in Captain Underpants: The First Epic
Movie. To close 2017, he appeared in the Sony reboot of the classic film Jumanji,
alongside Dwayne Johnson and Jack Black. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has been
Hart's highest-grossing box-office release to date; the movie has made over $900
Hart's newest business venture is his digital platform the LOL NETWORK-Laugh
Out Loud (LOL), the comedy brand and multiplatform network founded by Hart in
partnership with global-content leader Lionsgate. The streaming-video service
launched in 2017 and features a slate of original scripted and unscripted comedy
series, stand-up specials, licensed programming and live broadcasts. LOL
combines Hart's unparalleled social media savvy that earned him 100 million-plus
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, King Bach, Emmanuel Hudson, DC Young Fly,
Draya Michelle, David So, Timothy DeLaGhetto and Anjelah Johnson (MADtv, viral
sensation Bon Qui Qui) among others-who have amassed tens of millions of fans
across social media. The LOL service will also feature up-and-coming comedians
curated by Hart through showcases at events, including a partnership with the
world's top comedy festival Just for Laughs.
Hart's movie projects include the animated film The Secret Life of Pets
(Universal/Illumination) and 2016's highest-grossing live-action comedy, Central
Intelligence (New Line Cinema and Universal Pictures); Universal's Ride Along 2,
which grossed over $100 million worldwide; Screen Gems' The Wedding Ringer; and
Warner Brothers' Get Hard. The consummate worker, Hart is also a force in
television. He executive produced the show Real Husbands of Hollywood, which ran
for five seasons. In addition, Comedy Central has aired two stand-up comedy
series: Kevin Hart Presents: Hart of the City and Kevin Hart Presents: The Next
When Hart embarked on the multicity domestic and international "What Now?"
comedy tour, domestically, he sold out eight tristate area arenas, including
Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center, Prudential Center and Jones Beach
Theater-selling more than 100,000 tickets in the New York City market alone. He
was also the first comedian to sell out an NFL stadium, selling more than 50,000
tickets in one show. Internationally, he sold out more than a dozen arenas in
the European market, selling more than 150,000 tickets, and he sold out arenas
across Australia, selling 100,000 tickets. Hart's hit comedy tour grossed more
than $100 million worldwide.
In 2016, Hart appeared in Sony Pictures' continuation of the classic Jumanji,
alongside Johnson and Black, and Universal Pictures released the feature version
of his comedy tour "What Now?" in October.
In 2012, Hart hosted the 2012 MTV VMA's, garnering much industry praise for
his appearance, before his next comedy tour, "Let Me Explain" took him to 90
American cities along with Europe and Africa-resulting in him becoming the
second American in history to sell out London's O2 Arena. He spent fall 2012
filming two movies back to back: Screen Gems' remake of About Last Night, and
Universal's buddy-cop movie Ride Along, opposite Ice Cube. Hart continued his
incredible run with a starring role in Screen Gems' Think Like a Man, a comedy
based on Steve Harvey's best-selling book-a film that grossed $96 million
worldwide. Hart also had a supporting role in Universal's Nick Stoller comedy
The Five-Year Engagement, produced by Judd Apatow.
In September 2011, Hart released Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain the
feature-film version of his comedy tour with the same name. The movie grossed
more than $7 million and was 2011's most successful film of those released in
less than 300 theaters. The tour was so successful, it catapulted Hart to 2011's
No. 1-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 led to the DVD hitting double platinum in February 2012, after
being on sale for only a month.
Additional 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
one of the highest-rated specials for the network. In 2010, Hart's DVD Kevin
Hart: 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 comedy
series Comic View: One Mic Stand, ABC's The Big House, which he also executive
produced and wrote, and recurring roles on Love, Inc., Barbershop and
Hart currently resides in Los Angeles.
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