If there's one thing KEVIN HART (Ben Barber)
can do, it's sell shoes. If
there's one thing Kevin
Hart can do better than sell
shoes, it's explode into one
of the foremost
and entertainers in the
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. Hart quit
his shoe salesman job and began performing full-time
at such venues as The Boston Comedy Club, Caroline's
on Broadway, 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 Hart into roles in feature films such as
Paper Soldiers, Scary Movie 3 and Along Came Polly,
which starred Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston.
Hart has worked nonstop ever since, bursting onto
the scene as one of the most versatile comedy actors in
film and television, and 2013 has been no exception.
While having starred in Warner Bros.' Grudge Match,
opposite Sylvester Stallone and Robert DeNiro, and
completed filming for Screen Gems' Think Like a Man
Too, the sequel to its enormously successful predecessor,
Hart released a feature version of his comedy show Let
Me Explain, which has already grossed $28 million.
His hit series, Real Husbands of Hollywood, had its
season two debut in the fall, and he began filming The
Wedding Ringer, opposite Josh Gad, in September.
Hart remained busy in 2012, hosting the MTV
Video Music Awards, garnering much industry praise
for his performance, before his comedy tour, Let Me
Explain, took him to 90 U.S. cities, along with Europe
and Africa. On his Let Me Explain tour, Hart became
the second American in history to sell out London's
In fall 2012, Hart filmed two movies back to back:
Ride Along and Screen Gems' remake of About Last
Night. He 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, which grossed
$95 million worldwide, and had a supporting role in
Nicholas Stoller's comedy The Five-Year Engagement,
produced by Judd Apatow for Universal Pictures.
In September 2011, Hart released Laugh at My
Pain, the feature film version of his comedy tour of
the same name. The movie grossed more than $7
million and was 2011's most successful film released
in fewer than 300 theaters. The Laugh at My Pain 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 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, which starred Robert DeNiro and Stiller,
Death at a Funeral, Fool's Gold and The 40-Year-
In 2009, Hart's one-hour Comedy Central special,
Kevin Hart: I'm a Grown Little Man, became one of the
highest-rated specials for the network. In 2010, Hart's
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 year's highest-rated
Hart's additional television credits include hosting
BET's classic stand-up comedy series Comic View:
One Mic Stand; a starring role on ABC's The Big
House, which he also executive produced and wrote;
and recurring roles on Love, Inc., Barbershop and
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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