Kevin Hart Jumps from Theaters to Arenas with Fall Comedy Tour
Funny man Kevin Hart’s current “Let Me Explain” tour was playing to so many sold out theaters that a newly announced leg will consist almost entirely of arena dates.
The comedian and actor’s new dates will feature a couple of shows in London on September 13 and 14 before he hops across the pond to begin his U.S. tour on September 21 in Indianapolis. The tour is then scheduled to run through December 21, when Hart will appear in Philadelphia. In between those dates, tour stops will include Detroit, Chicago, Miami, Phoenix, Dallas, Atlanta and Milwaukee. Hart’s previously scheduled North American tour kicks off on July 19 and will run through the end of August.
Hart is riding high after starring in the recent hit movie “Think Like a Man,” which was released back in April and is based on the Steve Harvey’s 2009 book “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man.” The movie occupied the number one spot at the box office for two weeks in a row. It was announced yesterday that a sequel to the movie is now officially in the works, though there has been no word yet whether Hart will be joining the cast.
Hart released a feature film version of his previous comedy tour called “Laugh At My Pain” in September of last year, and grossed over $7 million. The subsequent DVD release has been certified double platinum. The tour that the film was based on made Hart the number one comedian on Ticketmaster.
In other Hart news, the Hollywood Reporter states that he will star in an upcoming remake of the 1986 film “About Last Night.” Hart will play the role originally occupied by Jim Belushi in the original movie that also stared Demi Moore and Rob Lowe. The film was based on the David Mamet play Sexual Perversity in Chicago.