Comedy mogul, Kevin Hart is undoubtedly among the top comedians in the US today, who has made history with his record-breaking tours. But it is not only comedy he is great at, he is good at acting too. Hart tried his luck in television and movies and has given several box office hits and worked alongside several superstars. The multi-talented artist is also a writer and a producer and it seems there is nothing he cannot do. However, it is comedy that he is best at.
Hart is ranked at number one on The Hollywood Reporter's Top Comedians chart. The chart traces popularity of the artists on social media platforms and Hart has been ruling them lately. Fans love to see him live which has made Hart one of the highest-paid comedians today. His DVDs sell as soon as they are out and his top-selling tours have contributed in increasing his net worth. The comedian is still on tour and his shows are booked well in advance. If you want to enjoy his unique brand of introspective stand-up comedy then get Kevin Hart tickets in time.
A Troubled Childhood
Hart’s journey to stardom was not an easy one. He had a troubled early life. With a cocaine-addict father who had frequent visits to jail, Hart’s mother raised the family. Living conditions were not too good for them either, but according to Hart the worst part was when his father would steal their money. A sense of humor was Hart’s only defense mechanism that helped him get through tough times. What started off as a defense mechanism would one day make him comedy circuit’s biggest name.
It was after graduation that Hart started pursuing career as a comedian. He started off performing at an amateur night club in Philadelphia. Hart continued to perform at small clubs under the moniker of Lil' Kev. The young man didn’t hit it off with the audience immediately; in fact he was booed off stage quite a few times and once a piece of chicken was also thrown at him. Having such a response can be quite disheartening for someone looking for a break, but it only made Hart more determined and focused to get where he wanted. Hart says that he got his work ethics from his mother who encouraged her sons to set goals and achieve them and that is what he did. Just as his mother would push herself, he started doing the same and began competing in comedy contests, which started to pay off.
Developing his Introspective Comedy Style
Kevin Hart cites Chris Rock, Bill Cosby, Dave Chappelle and Eddie Murphy as his influences. In the beginning Hart used to imitate comedians like Chris Tucker, but slowly he began to develop his own style.
Initially, Hart says that he focused on observing what others were doing and would try to incorporate those elements. He would see comedians using music and would think that maybe he needs that or would believe maybe he need to be louder like others. But soon he realized all he needed to do was - to be himself. Hart observed that when he would tell jokes from original stories from his real life experiences, he was able to engage the audience and they would end up rolling with laughter. This gave him confidence to be original and he started sharing his life experiences more and more and thus his introspective style developed.
The Moment Kevin Hart Went from Comedian to Superstar
As Hart began to make a name for himself, he also got the opportunity to have his own sitcom "The Big House" by ABC. This was in 2004 but it didn’t do too well and was soon cancelled. Hart got some other TV series as well, but it was with stand-up album that he gained recognition.
His first stand-up album, "I'm a Little Grown Man" came in 2006, followed by "Seriously Funny" in 2010. The second album was an improvement and did well, but it was with his third stand-up album "Laugh at My Pain" released in 2011 that the gifted comedian finally got his big break.
With his new album "Laugh at My Pain” Hart went on a 90-city tour. The tour turned out to be the year’s most successful tour, grossing over fifteen million dollars. With this tour Hart broke Eddie Murphy's two-day ticket sales record. Laugh at My Pain Tour has been described by Rolling Stone as the moment Hart went from comedian to superstar. The tour was filmed and turned into a concert documentary that included his stand-up special at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre, where the record was broken. The movie got him the “Best Actor” BET Award.
The Big Screen
Hart has appeared in several movies such as "Paper Soldiers" (2002), "Scary Movie 3" (2003), “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” (2004),"Along Came Polly" (2004), "Scary Movie 4" (2006), "Superhero Movie" (2008), “Little Fockers” (2010), "Think Like a Man" (2012), "Think Like a Man Too" (2014) and “The Wedding Ringer” (2015).
He has also hosted MTV Music Awards in 2012 and hosted the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber which was appreciated a lot.
Hart was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world on the annual Time 100 list of 2015. Hart also received the “Comedic Genius Award” at the MTV Movie Awards in 2015 for his long list of comedy films and small-screen projects.
Kevin Hart Tour Tickets
Comedy’s biggest superstar, Kevin Hart continues bringing his energy packed performances to venues across the US. The comedic genius has been captivating hearts for decades now with his funny stories that come from real life experiences. He keeps audiences in stitches with his hilarious jokes and this is the reason for his overwhelming popularity and record breaking tours. As he kicks off with yet another one of his big tours it is time for you to get Kevin Hart tour tickets while you can.