KEVIN HART: LET ME EXPLAIN
If there's one thing KEVIN HART can do, its sell shoes. If there's one thing Kevin Hart can do better than sell shoes, it's explode into one of the foremost comedians and entertainers in the industry today.
Hart began his career sizing men and women for footwear, when a chance, electrifying performance at amateur night in a Philadelphia comedy club, changed his life. Kevin quit his shoe salesman job and began performing full time at such venues 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 the "Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival" that led Kevin into roles in feature films such as Paper Soldiers, Scary Movie 3, and Along Came Polly opposite Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston.
Hart has been non-stop ever since, bursting onto the scene as one of the most versatile comedy actors in film and television, and 2013 seems to be no exception. Kevin as he's currently filming Grudge Match for Warner Brothers, opposite Sylvester Stallone and Robert DeNiro.
Hart maintained a busy 2012, hosting 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. Records have not withstood under his LME tour either, as Kevin became only the second American in history to sell out London's O2 Arena. Kevin spent the fall of 2012 filming two movies back to back: Screen Gems' remake of Sexual Perversity in Chicago titled About Last Night, and Universal's buddy cop movie Ride Along, opposite Ice Cube. Kevin continued his incredible run with a starring role in Screen Gem's Think Like A Man, a comedy based on Steve Harvey's bestselling book, which grossed $95 million worldwide, and had a supporting role in the Nick Stoller directed comedy, Five Year Engagement, produced by Judd Apatow.
In September 2011, Hart released Laugh At My Pain, the feature film version of his comedy tour (under the same name). The movie grossed over $7 million, and was 2011'smost successful filmof those released in less than 300 theaters. The "Laugh At My Pain" comedy 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 in Los Angeles for two nights in a row, breaking the record previously set by Eddie Murphy.The Laugh At My Pain DVD hitting double platinum in February 2012, after being on sale for only a month.
Hart's previous 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, 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 wasthe highest rated comedy special of2010.
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.
With his passion for stand-up and entertainment, Hart continues to tour the country to sold-out audiences.
Hart currently lives in Los Angeles with his family.
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