A Conversation With Kevin Hart
In a conversation and moderated Q&A with Kevin you can expect an in-depth look at how he became the highest grossing stand-up comedian in the world, one of the largest box office draws, and one of the leading moguls in the entertainment industry and beyond.
Kevin discusses his journey from selling shoes in Philadelphia to playing small comedy clubs to ultimately selling out stadiums, starring in blockbuster hit films, and running his own successful business.
Kevin gives audiences an in-depth look at what it means to grow as an executive, and the challenges one may face as they navigate their career. He breaks down what lessons he has learned from taking his career path beyond comedy, sharing what motivated him to break into the world of business and how the experience shaped who he is today.
With remarkable candor, Kevin shares his personal triumphs over adversity throughout his professional career and recent personal experiences. He discusses the importance of successful partnerships, dedicating yourself to your craft, and how to create a revenue-generating enterprise in the process. You can expect to be inspired, empowered, and also- of course- to laugh.
Kevin Hart is building a business legacy that lasts – and teaching audiences how to do the same
Superstar comedian KEVIN HART’s career defies simple categorization; He’s a legendary stand-up comic, a blockbuster movie star, a bestselling author, an in-demand podcast and television host, and a relentless businessman. A Wall Street Journal profile called him “a nonstop personal brand builder.” It’s a characterization that is familiar to the actor - Forbes similarly dubbed him a “built-in marketing machine” and Entrepreneur commended him on “building a brand and an empire that will outlive his fame.” Hart has leveraged his brand by pursuing several successful brand partnerships with companies like Fabletics Men, J.P Morgan, and Tommy John, among others.
The multi-hyphenate mogul has founded and runs two entertainment production companies Hartbeat Productions and the Laugh Out Loud Network. Both companies have signed multi-year deals with major streamers that enable Hart to produce projects and specials while retaining ownership of his intellectual property. Hart’s visionary business leadership enabled the two firms to grow at a time when competitors and peers had to downscale or shutter operations. During the Covid-19 pandemic, both firms reported doubled revenues and staff sizes.
Hart credits his massive success to finding a new “‘go get’ in a business where you’ve got to recreate, you’ve got to repurpose, you’ve got to constantly evolve.” He is an expert on managing the ebbs and flows of business – orchestrating and maximizing peaks and minimizing natural valleys. With Kevin at your next event, your audience will laugh until their stomachs hurt, but also walk away with smart business insights and renewed motivation.
Kevin Hart’s new book is deeply moving, profound, incredibly timely, and has some calling him the life coach you never knew you needed
In a recent interview, KEVIN HART discusses his new book, The Decision: Overcoming Today’s BS for Tomorrow’s Success. While the superstar comedian and actor often wows a crowd of 2,000 to 20,000 people, Hart’s new book is deeply moving, profound, and incredibly timely. He shares, “the decision to actually write this type of book was the first step of growth and the first step of, ‘This is something that is refreshing.’ It’s a new journey, and I have a great reason behind it.” In his virtual programs, the Hollywood box office powerhouse, shares vulnerably, passionately, and powerfully about his journey to becoming one of the world's most successful comedians of all time, with ten films that debuted as the number one movie opening weekend. Recently named the highest grossing comedian for the second straight year, Forbes has described him as a “built-in marketing machine.” In a candid, hilarious, and empowering conversation about grit, personal growth and what it takes to achieve greatness, Hart had the audience enthralled and tweeting praise, such as: "Authentic, driven, accountable, brilliant, and funny as hell. What an honor this was...@KevinHart4real #GreatByChoice"; and "We’re inspired by his hustle and ready for our next mission in 2020. #Hart4Greatness #GreatByChoice #Kickoffs2020."
Kevin Hart is a smash hit for audience of 2,000+ in Philly
Superstar comedian and actor KEVIN HART wowed a crowd of over 2,000 at Power Home Remodeling's annual kickoff event at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. In a candid, hilarious, and empowering conversation about grit, personal growth and what it takes to achieve greatness, Hart had the audience enthralled and tweeting praise, such as: "Authentic, driven, accountable, brilliant, and funny as hell. What an honor this was... @KevinHart4real #GreatByChoice"; and "We’re inspired by his hustle and ready for our next mission in 2020. #Hart4Greatness #GreatByChoice #Kickoffs2020." A Hollywood box office powerhouse, Hart has opened ten films as the number one movie opening weekend. He was recently named the highest grossing comedian for the second straight year by Forbes who described him as a “built-in marketing machine.” Beyond his success on screen, Hart has a digital network, the Laugh Out Loud Network, which serves as a platform for emerging comedians, and started and runs his own production company, Hartbeat Productions. At engagements worldwide, Hart discusses his remarkable life and career-- from selling shoes in Philadelphia to playing small comedy clubs to ultimately selling out stadiums-- and the lessons on resiliency, overcoming adversity, and success, he's learned along the way.Watch Kevin Hart in conversation at Power Home Remodeling's kickoff event >>
Emmy-nominated producer Kevin Hart was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he launched his career as a comedian during an amateur night at a local comedy club. Over the years Hart has become Hollywood’s box office powerhouse, opening ten films at number one at the box office with $4.23 billion revenue at the global box office.
Hart is the Founder of three companies, his goal is for these companies to create an eco-system and become an incubator for extraordinary growth and creativity.
Hart can currently be seen starring in the feature film Fatherhood, he also produced through Hartbeat Productions. Based on the best-selling book, Two Kisses for Maddy, Fatherhood tells the story of a single dad navigating parenthood after his wife unexpectedly dies a day after giving birth. The movie has been watched by more than 61 million accounts globally making it one of the most successful original dramatic movies on Netflix. On the small screen, Hart can be seen on Motor Trend’s Kevin Hart’s Muscle Car Crew, a show in which he created and produced through HBP. The show stars Kevin and the Plastic Cup Boyz and centers around them trying to create a car club while building the muscle cars of their dreams.
Hart can next be seen in two original programs on his Digital Network Laugh Out Loud. His first ever talk show Hart to Heart, which premieres on August 5th and an Olympics highlight show which he stars opposite Snoop Dog. Both series will air on Peacock this summer.
Early in 2021 Hart wrapped production on his new Netflix drama series, “True Story,” which he is starring in opposite Wesley Snipes and also producing through his Hartbeat Productions. Additionally, he also wrapped production on Lionsgate’s science-fiction-action-comedy, Borderlands, which he will be starring in opposite Cate Blanchett.
In 2020 Hart released his seventh hour long stand-up special, Zero Fu**ks Given, which quickly became Netflix's biggest stand-up special of 2020. Hart also starred in and produced Die Hart, the first production of its kind, created through his digital network, Laugh Out Loud, and Executive Produced through HartBeat Productions. The series has since moved to Roku, and they have picked up a second season which will go into production soon. Hart earned an Emmy nomination for his role in the short-form series, he was nominated in 2021 in the category “Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series.”
In January of 2022 Hart can be seen in Sony’s action-comedy, The Man from Toronto, starring alongside Woody Harrelson and Kaley Cuoco. In December 2019, Hart’s Emmy nominated Docu-series, Don’t F**k This Up, was released on Netflix. The intimate and honest 6-part series follows Hart’s life over the previous year, giving viewers an inside look to the events that shaped his life. Hart’s other recent box-office credits include Jumanji: The Next Level, which crossed $800 million in global revenue, The Secret Life of Pets 2, and The Upside. In 2018, Hart co-wrote, produced, and starred in Universal’s Night School, all under Hartbeat Productions. In 2017, Hart starred in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, his highest grossing movie to date. Hart’s previous credits include Central Intelligence, The Secret Life of Pets, and the Ride Along films.
Hart’s last global live standup comedy tour was “The Irresponsible Tour,” which was also released as an original Netflix standup special in April 2019. Additionally, his 2017 standup tour, “What Now,” grossed over $100 million worldwide and culminated in a performance to a sold-out crowd at Philadelphia’s NFL stadium.
Kevin is a New York Times Bestselling author twice over. His new book, Markus Makes a Movie (Random House) is his first book for his younger audience, debuted at number 6 on the coveted list and remained on the list for three weeks. Hart’s memoir, I Can’t Make This Up, debuted at number one on The New York Times Bestsellers List and remained on the Top 10 Nonfiction Hardcover Bestsellers List for ten weeks straight. Hart’s first Audible original, The Decision, was nominated for an Audie award for “Best Original Audiobook in 2021.”
In the audio space, Hart can be heard bi-weekly on his radio talk show, Straight from the Hart, which airs on Sirius XM’s Laugh Out Loud Radio (channel 96). In 2019, Straight from The Hart became available on Pandora and now ranks as the #1 podcast across all genres. Hart can also be heard on his weekly Sirius podcast, Comedy Gold Minds.
Kevin’s brand partnerships include Fabletics Men, Chase J.P Morgan, Hydrow, Brüush, Tommy John and Therabody.