He’s a world famous comedian and actor, but Kevin Hart still works like he hasn't got a dollar to his name.
After days of press touring in Melbourne and Sydney, the 34-year-old attended a special screening of his film Ride Along in the harbour city - but the night wasn't over yet.
Hart then made an unadvertised appearance at Sydney's Comedy Store and performed an impromptu twenty minute set for the audience.
He posted a picture to his Instagram account of himself with his many fans at the screening, explaining his work ethic with the caption: 'when I come to a country I come hard damn it.'
(dailymail.co.uk - By Daniel Van Boom. Photo from http://instagram.com/KevinHart4Real)
Kevin Hart started 2014 on a strong note. He pulled in some major numbers at the box office with Ride Along and About Last Night. Our cover star may be adding digital comedy network to his extensive project list. According to Humor Mill Mag, he's looking to debut a 24-hour network catering to the urban comedy scene.
Possible content includes skits, stand up, sketches, movie behind-the-scenes and other things. Details are scarce, but some sources have told Humor Mill that it will launch later this year. We'll keep our eyes peeled as the story develops.
(vibe.com - By Stacy-Ann Ellis. Photo By Getty Images)
With the current box office success of “Ride Along” and “About Last Night,” Kevin Hart has become one of the hottest names in comedy, known for an ability to appeal to a demographically wide audience that bridges the racial divide. It’s an attribute that’s no accident.
Hart, 33, who started in standup comedy, models his career on such online-savvy music industry giants as Jay-Z and Beyonce, and uses his social-media presence — including more than 10 million Twitter followers — to brand himself and his work. “Ride Along” co-star Ice Cube is duly impressed by the results.
“By him being just a cool dude, Kevin has a delivery that can work for a totally urban audience,” says Cube, “but he also has a delivery that if he ever hosted the Oscars, he could pull it off and it wouldn’t be a stretch, so watch out, Ellen.”
(variety.com - By Andrew Stewart)
Back in July, my colleague Vanna Le wrote about comedian Kevin Hart. At the time, Hart had debuted on our Celebrity 100 list (in 95th place) with an estimated $14 million in earnings. Le wrote about the success of Hart’s stand-up comedy movies. Last year’s Let Me Explain grossed $32.3 million on a budget of $2.5 million. Hart financed the movie himself which means he took home almost all of the profits.
It was an impressive showing for a comedian who was relatively unknown by mainstream audiences.
But now, no one can dismiss Hart as just a savvy stand-up comedian. In the past few months he’s shown that he’s a force in Hollywood to be reckoned with and the town is jumping on the Kevin Hart bandwagon. Hart is currently at the helm of two hit movies. Ride Along, which hit theaters a month ago, has grossed $121.5 million on an estimated budget of $25 million. Ride Along 2 is already in development.
(forbes.com - By Dorothy Pomerantz)
Get Hard, a comedy starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart, has been slated for release on March 27, 2015.
Directed by Etan Cohen (Men in Black 3 writer), the film follows an innocent man who is convicted of a crime and prepares for prison with help from the man who washes his car.
(hollywoodreporter.com - By Rebecca Ford. Photo By AP Images)