Published on September 2nd, 2015 | by Denny Armatrading0
Kevin Hart – ‘What Now?’ Tour Hitting the UK
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.
Video courtesy of NBC and The Jimmy Fallon Show
In 2012, Hart was tapped to host 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.
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’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 a month.
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.
As well as live stand-up, Hart has an impressive list of film and television credits including, Top Five, alongside Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld and Whoopi Goldberg, Screen Gem’s The Wedding Ringer, Get Hardopposite Will Farrell, Ride Along, Paper Soldiers, Scary Movie 3, Along Came Polly, 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.
Already being touted as the most successful comedy tour in history, the ‘What Now? Tour’ has seen Kevin Hart continue his run of smashing comedy box office records across the US. Selling out 53,000 tickets out at Lincoln Financial Field in his hometown of Philadelphia, made him the first ever comedian to headline and sell out an NFL Stadium.
KEVIN HART – WHAT NOW? UK TOUR
Wednesday 20th Manchester Arena
Saturday 23rd London The SSE Arena, Wembley
Sunday 24th London The O2?
Tickets are on-sale from 10am on Saturday 5th September 2015 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk