Comedian, actor, writer, and producer, Kevin Darnell Hart born in Philadelphia, PA, 1979
Hart got his big break in comedy in 2000 when Judd Apatow cast him in a recurring role in Undeclared following of series of amateur comedy competition wins. He was off and running with parts in the films Paper Soldiers, Scary Movie 3, Soul Plane, and Little Fockers.
In 2008 he released his first stand-up album I’m a Grown Little Man. He cranked it up with performances in Think Like a Man, Grudge Match, Ride Along and About Last Night. He dropped two more comedy albums and starred as himself in Real Husbands of Hollywood (co-created with Chris Spencer).
Raised by his single mother, Hart used his ability to make people laugh to deal with the family problem of having a cocaine addict for a father he hardly ever saw. He got into professional comedy after performing at an amateur night at The Laff House in Philadelphia under the name of Lil Kev. After an early period of rough shows along with having chicken wings thrown at him, Hart entered comedy competitions throughout Massachusetts. That was the turning point.
Hart is truly a 21st Century comedian. He has a game available through iTunes called “Little Jumpman.” His Facebook page, Twitter account, and YouTube channel are all connected to and accessible through this app. Most overseas fans of Hart discovered him on YouTube.
Kevin Hart has hosted various ceremonies. Hart first hosted the 2011 BET Awards then the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards (with the help of a referral by friend, Judd Apatow). Hart has hosted two episodes of Saturday Night Live and plans on doing more MC work. Perhaps even the Oscars.
By Darryl ‘D’ Militant’ Littleton