Kevin Hart almost needs no introduction. Why would he, when he has been one of the great pleasures of entertainment in the world, gracing our screens since 2001 and making us laugh our asses out.
Kevin Hart has come so far from his troubled childhood in Philadelphia. It must delight him to look back at the young Kevin and take note of the amazing things life has brought his way, regardless of being raised by a single mom divorced from a cocaine-addicted father who frequented jails. Living in relative poverty, young Kevin had to work various menial jobs while pursuing his interest in stand-up comedy.
Regardless of the issues at home, Hart was able to hone great humor. He spent years touring amateur comedy shows, constantly writing new material and working to define his unique, highly energetic comedic voice. All that hard work paid off well because today, he is widely regarded as one of the funniest comedians in the world.
But Hart is more than a comedian; he’s also a fantastic actor. In fact, he’s considered a Hollywood heavyweight these days, thanks to hit movies showcasing his incredible humor, like Ride Along, Central Intelligence, and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Hart’s films have grossed over $4 billion at the global box office.
This article is all about Kevin Hart—his career and hobbies, starting with poker.
The Poker Fan
Kevin Hart, the pint-sized dynamo of laughter, as he’s fondly called, isn’t just conquering the comedy world; he’s also making his mark at the poker table. Beyond his rib-tickling performances on the big screen, Hart has a genuine passion for poker that adds another layer to his multifaceted career, and given the fact that poker online variations today become more popular, Kevin’s hobby might seem very interesting to read about.
Picture this: Hart, with his infectious energy, sitting at a poker table, eyes fixed on the cards with an intensity that mirrors his comedic timing. In various tournaments and charity events, he has showcased his poker skills and his unwavering commitment to making a difference. He has participated in numerous charity poker events, turning a game of cards into an opportunity to raise funds for various causes. It’s heartening to see a celebrity leveraging their hobby for philanthropy.
Originally a comedian, Hart navigates the poker world with the same humor and enthusiasm that defines his comedic performances. But if you think he’d be an easy game because he’s a comedian, you’d be gravely mistaken. His poker face is top-notch, making him a formidable opponent. He’s absolutely unpredictable.
But Hart doesn’t just play physical poker games. The rise of online poker games has caught his interest, too. Thanks to online gaming platforms, poker lovers have found a satisfactory home online. What is so fascinating about online poker isn’t just the game in itself but the communal experience it provides. Players from all over the world can connect via the thrill of the cards. Never before has there been a more diverse audience for poker games.
The Music Artist
Did you know that Kevin Hart has also dabbled in music? Well, surprise! His alter ego is a rapper—and more than a mere hobby, he has explored it professionally. He signed to the record label Motown Records in 2016 and subsequently released a debut album titled Kevin Hart: What Now? (The Mixtape Presents Chocolate Droppa.)
His music career isn’t conventional, but that’s precisely what makes it uniquely Kevin Hart. From tongue-in-cheek rhymes to catchy beats, his songs mirror the comedic flair that defines his stand-up specials and acting roles. This makes his music an extension of his comedic persona, such that fans are delighted to be able to experience his humor in the form of songs.
Another thing that most people don’t know about the beloved pint-sized dynamo of laughter is that he has also dabbled in modeling. No, he’s not a full-time model, nor does he model with any frequency that suggests an interest in it as a career path. But in 2017, he appeared in an underwear commercial for the American department store chain Macy’s.
Finally, Kevin Hart is also a frequent host of various occasions. Ceremonies’ organizers are frequently on the lookout for him to host their events because he is sure to make guests crack up and have a really good time. His first show was the 2011 BET Awards, where he surprised guests with his remarkable hosting abilities. The success of that occasion led him to host another one soon after, in 2012: the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.
Hart is beloved by Americans and his fans from all over the world. If you’ve ever witnessed him doing what he does best—cracking jokes—you’d know just why. You are sure to laugh your worries away. It’s not an exaggeration to call him one of the funniest people in the world.