Undaunted by his chances of being accepted on the “tough” comedy circuit, Kevin Hart debuted on amateur night at a Philadelphia comedy club. The audience welcomed him into their hearts and Hart was hooked. Kevin quit his job as a shoe salesman for an athletic shoe store chain and began chasing his dream of becoming a star. Comedy swims through his blood stream right along side red and white cells.
Kevin began performing full time at clubs such as the Boston Comedy Club, Caroline’s, Stand-Up NY, The Improvisation, The Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. He expanded his reach world wide, performing at comedy clubs in both Amsterdam and London. But it was his performance at the Montreal Comedy Festival which led to his work in feature films such as Paper Soldiers, Scary Movie 3, Along Came Polly, Soul Plane, The 40 Year Old Virgin, In The Mix, and most recently in Scary Movie 4.
In 2004 Hart executive-produced, wrote and starred in the ABC-TV sitcom The Big House, which debuted April 2, 2004 and was loosely based on his family in Philadelphia. His other television appearances include a month long stint on Love, Inc., the 25 Best Bodies on BET, Showtime’s series, Barbershop and MTV’s Wild’n Out with Nick Cannon.
Today Kevin is the national headliner for all The Improvisation Comedy Clubs and will be featured on the upcoming segment of Def Comedy Jam. He also has three new films coming up over the next year – Parental Guidance, the Last Stand, featuring Anthony Anderson and Guy Torry, and Bob Bailey’s Disco Ball. While Stand-Up continues to be his first love, he continues to work towards advancing his acting and writing careers.