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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 today.

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 in 2018.

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 million worldwide.

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 Level.

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 Undeclared.

Hart currently resides in Los Angeles.


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