Dialect Magazine

Kevin Hart: The Hart of Comedy

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Since grossing over $15 million from 2011‘s Laugh At My Pain, one of the year’s top-selling comedy tours, the Philadelphia born Kevin Hart has became a household name.

Hart began his career with a stint of unsuccessful shows in Philadelphia before traveling and entering comedy competitions throughout Massachusetts, eventually winning several amateur comedy competitions at clubs throughout New England. His first real break came in 2000 when he was cast by Judd Apatow for a recurring role on the TV series Undeclared.

Although Undeclared lasted only one season, Kevin D. Hart soon landed other roles in movies like 2003’s Scary Movie 3, 2004’s Soul Plane, and 2010’s Little Fockers. His comedic reputation continued to grow with the release of his first stand-up album 2008’s I’m a Grown Little Man, and with critically acclaimed performances in 2012’s Think Like a Man, Ride Along, and most recently, About Last Night released February 2014. He now stars as himself in the lead role on the hit BET reality spoof series. Real Husbands of Hollywood.

Citing legendary Bill Cosby, Chris Tucker, Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, and Dave Chappelle as his biggest influences, Hart found his own rhythm by delving into his insecurities and life experiences.

On February 22, at the 2014 NAACP Image Awards, held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif., Hart was one of the night’s big winners. The 34-year-old funnyman took home both the Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series and Entertainer of the Year awards for Real Husbands of Hollywood.


~ by Ashly Smith


Ashly is a freelance writer and poet from Baltimore, MD.

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