After cutting his teeth on the stand-up comedy circuit on the East Coast, comic Kevin Hart got his big break when he was cast in the Judd Apatow series Undeclared in 2000. The then 21 year old had grown up using his sense of humor to help his family cope with issues like his father's drug addiction and incarceration, and eventually learning to thrive in the stand-up scene helped give Hart the tenacity to make it on a national scale, both on stage and on screen. Hart would headline several successful national stand-up tours over the coming years, in addition to his successful movie career, which would find him appearing in a host of films like Soul Plane, Fool's Gold, The Five Year Engagement, This is the End. In 2014, he had a trio of hits, Ride Along, About Last Night and Think Like a Man Too. His success continued into the following years, headlining The Wedding Ringer and Get Hard in 2015, and Ride Along 2 and a stand-up film, What Now? in 2016.
- Worked as a shoe salesman before turning to stand-up.
- Performed as "Little Kev" early in his career and works viewpoints on being vertically challenged into his material.
- Broke into television in Judd Apatow's 2001 pilot North Hollywood.
- Visited 90 cities on his international "Laugh at My Pain" stand-up tour, which was released theatrically in 2011.
- Hosted the 2011 BET Awards.
- Makes regular roundtable appearances on Chelsea Lately.
- Won MVP honors in the 2012 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game in Orlando, despite getting ejected after protesting a referee's call.