Kevin Hart in Augusta

The Bell Auditorium

Emmy & Grammy nominated 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 a Hollywood box office powerhouse, opening eleven films at number one at the box office and grossing more than in $4.23 billion global revenue. Hart is also a successful entrepreneur as the chairman of Hartbeat, a global, multi-platform media company creating entertainment at the intersection of comedy and culture with a mission to keep the world laughing together. The next generation media company unites Hartbeat Productions’ best-in-class TV & film production capabilities with Laugh Out Loud’s expansive distribution network, along with its marketing, sales, experiential, branded content, digital and social capabilities. Hart is also the founder of HartBeat Ventures. Together, these companies play an integral role part in building Hart’s eco-system for extraordinary growth and creativity. Hart continues to develop, star, and produce feature films, television, and podcasts via Hartbeat for his various partners which include Netflix, Peacock, Sirius XM and Audible.

Hart is currently touring nationally on “The Reality Check” Tour. The tour was recently named the #1 Comedy Tour of 2022 by Billboard, and Hart was awarded the People’s Choice Award for Comedy Act of 2022. 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 and earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album. Hart also earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series for Die Hart, along with an Emmy nomination for his docuseries, Don’t F**k This Up. Kevin is a New York Times Best-Selling author twice over and his first Audible original, The Decision, was nominated for an Audie award for Best Original Audiobook in 2021. Kevin is a founding partner in two companies: the premium tequila brand Gran Coramino, and plant-based quick serve restaurant Hart House. Kevin’s brand partnerships include Sam’s Club, Audemars Piguet, Fabletics Men, Chase J.P Morgan, Draft Kings, Hydrow, NutraBolt, Brüush, Tommy John, and Therabody.