NEW YORK, September 26, 2016 – Comedy’s biggest star takes the pulse of the comedy scene in eight major cities across the country in “Kevin Hart Presents: Hart of the City.” A stand-up series with a distinct travel dimension, “Hart of the City” follows Kevin Hart through each destination as he seeks out the freshest and finest voices in the local stand-up scene and investigates the nuances that make it unique. The all-new series premieres October 2 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.
Each episode features stand-up sets from a different group of local comedians with interstitial segments featuring Hart and those comedians discussing the comedy climate in their city. Comedians and locales include:
Atlanta – October 2
David Perdue, Mario Tory, Sweet Baby Kita, Kareem “Plug” Chapman
Houston – October 9
Ken Boyd, Crystal Powell, Alfred Kainga, Tim Mathis
Chicago – October 16
Taneshia “Just Nesh” Rice, Calvin Evans, Josh Johnson, Erica Clark
Sacramento – October 23
Ellis Rodriguez, BT Kingsley, JR De Guzman
Miami – October 30
Cisco Duran, Plus Pierre, JB Ball, Pam Bruno
Washington, D.C. – November 6
Lafayette Wright, Jemel Johnson, Rob Maher
Philadelphia – November 13
TuRae Gordon, Anthony Moore, Lawrence Killebrew, Skeet Carter
Birmingham – November 20
Jermaine “FunnyMaine” Johnson, Rocky Dale Davis, Trey Mack
Leading up to the on-air premiere, Comedy Central Stand-Up and cc.com/HartOfTheCity will feature preview clips from the series, and full episodes of “Kevin Hart Presents: Hart of the City” will be available the day of premiere on the Comedy Central App and cc.com/HartOfTheCity. Highlight clips from “Kevin Hart Presents: Hart of the City” will also be available in the CC app and the Comedy Central channel on Snapchat Discover. Fans can follow Comedy Central Stand-Up on Twitter at @ccstandup, and tweet about the series using the hashtag #HartoftheCity.
Kevin Hart is a tour de force in film, television and live entertainment. Hart’s recent movie projects include the animated film “The Secret Life of Pets” (Illumination Entertainment); “Central Intelligence” (New Line Cinema and Universal Pictures), the year’s biggest grossing live-action comedy; “Ride Along 2” (Universal), which grossed over $100 million worldwide; “The Wedding Ringer” (Screen Gems), and “Get Hard” (Warner Brothers). Hart stars in and executive produces the television show “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET) which just wrapped production on Season 5, and, in addition to “Hart of the City,” is signed on to launch an untitled stand-up series with Comedy Central. Universal Pictures will release the feature version of his comedy tour “WHAT NOW” in October.
Hart’s 2012 comedy tour “Let Me Explain” took him to 90 American cities plus Europe and Africa, resulting in Hart becoming the second American in history to sell out London’s O2 Arena. In September 2011, Hart released “Laugh At My Pain,” the feature film version of his comedy tour of the same name. In 2009, Hart’s one-hour Comedy Central special “I’m A Grown Little Man” became one of the highest rated specials for the network, and in 2010, Hart’s DVD “Seriously Funny” was one of the fastest selling DVDs, going triple Platinum, aided by the Comedy Central special of the same name, the highest rated comedy special of 2010.
“Kevin Hart Presents: Hart of the City” is executive produced Hart, Dave Becky of 3 Arts Entertainment, Leland “Pookey” Wigington, Michele Armour, and Joey Wells. Harry Ratchford is Co-Producer. Jonas Larsen and JoAnn Grigioni are the Executives in Charge for Comedy Central.
Comedy Central is the home for the biggest names in stand-up including one-hour specials from top comedians Amy Schumer, Daniel Tosh, Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, Jim Gaffigan, Hannibal Buress, Natasha Leggero, Chris Hardwick, David Spade, Gabriel Iglesias, Patton Oswalt, Aziz Ansari, Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, and more. Comedy Central stand-up series include “Adam Devine’s House Party,” “This Is Not Happening,” “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail,” and “The Half Hour.”
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