Kevin Hart
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United States

Hartbeat Productions


Principal / Actor / Producer / Writer

Kevin Hart became the world’s highest-paid comedian in 2016 by also proving to be the hardest-working man in comedy. He put in more than 100 tour dates while juggling duties as a product pitchman, an online entrepreneur, and an in-demand movie star.

Steadily rising through the ranks with his deeply personal style of laugh-out-loud confessionals, Hart has a unique talent for reaching audiences, playing to sold-out stadiums and arenas on his record-breaking “What Now?” comedy tour, which grossed more than $100 million across five continents.

In the prime of his career, Hart can seemingly do no wrong. Having made the jump to the big screen, where a string of releases in 2016 earned more than $1 billion worldwide, Hart has focused on conquering small screens with the launch of a VOD service, Laugh Out Loud, in August 2017, that ensures the red-hot funnyman will have creative control over his fast-growing brand.

Born in Philadelphia, Hart blossomed as a young stand-up before moving to Hollywood and launching his acting career. He released two comedy albums before breaking out with the 2011 tour and concert documentary “Laugh at My Pain.” His “What Now?” tour was the best-selling comedy tour of all time. He’s the executive producer and co-star of the BET reality-show satire “The Real Husbands of Hollywood.”

Up next on the silver screen: Hart headlines “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” alongside Dwayne Johnson and Jack Black. He recently wrapped “Untouchable,” a dramatic comedy with Bryan Cranston that will open next year. He also published his first memoir in 2017, “I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons.”


  • Kevin Hart: What Now?


  • Temple University (PA, USA)

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  • Comedy Leaders

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Rob Riggle Joins Kevin Hart in Universal's 'Night School' (EXCLUSIVE)

Rob Riggle Joins Kevin Hart in Universal's 'Night School' (EXCLUSIVE)

Rob Riggle has joined the cast of the Kevin Hart comedy "Night School," sources tell Variety.Malcolm D. Lee is on board to direct. Will Packer will produce for his Will Packer Productions alongside Hart, who will produce via his Hartbeat Productions banner. James Lopez, head of motion pictures for Will Packer Productions, will executive produce.The pic follows a group of misfits who are forced to attend adult classes in the longshot chance they’ll pass the GED exam. The film will...


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