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KEVIN HART (Fridge) 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 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 the
Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival that led Hart into roles in feature
2017 has already been a banner year for Hart. His memoir I Can't Make This Up:
Life Lessons debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times Bestseller list and has
remained on the list for nine consecutive weeks. The book also toped 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. In March of 2018, Hart will star alongside Bryan Cranston and
Nicole Kidman in his first dramatic role in The Untouchables. Hart will soon
begin shooting the feature comedy Night School for Universal, a film that he
co-wrote under the Hartbeat production banner and will also star in. The comedy
follows a group of misfits who are forced to attend adult classes in the
longshot chance they'll pass the GED exam.
Hart's newest business venture is his digital platform, the LOL NETWORK - Laugh
Out Loud, the comedy brand and multi-platform network founded by Hart in
partnership global content leader Lionsgate. The streaming video service
launched in August, 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 earned him 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, 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 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 Pets
(Illumination Entertainment), the hit 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 Bros.' Get
Hard. The consummate worker, Hart is also a force in television, executive
producing the show, Real Husbands of Hollywood which is currently in Season 5.
In addition, Comedy Central will launch two standup comedy series, Kevin Hart
Presents: Hart of the City and Untitled Kevin Hart Stand-Up Series.
In addition, Hart embarked on the multi-city domestic and international WHAT NOW
comedy tour. Domestically, he sold out eight tristate area arenas, including
Madison Square Garden, 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 over 150,000 tickets,
and sold out arenas across Australia, selling 100,000 tickets. Hart's hit comedy
tour grossed over $100 million worldwide. Universal Pictures released the
feature version of his comedy tour WHAT NOW in October.
In 2012, Hart was tapped to host the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, 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. Hart
spent the fall of 2012 filming two movies back to back: Screen Gems' remake of
the film, 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 bestselling book, which
grossed $95 million worldwide, and had a supporting role in the Universal / Nick
Stoller comedy The Five-Year Engagement, produced by Judd Apatow.
In September 2011, Hart released Laugh at My Pain the feature film version of
his comedy tour of the same name. The movie grossed over $7 million, and was
2011's most successful 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
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
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 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. He will soon begin production on Night School, the first comedic
piece he wrote, which will be produced by HartBeat.
Hart currently resides in Los Angeles.
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