City Paper is not for tourists
This is what it looks like when a comedian goes supernova: Kevin Hart’s movies have grossed more than a half-billion dollars in the last two years, he’s in constant demand as an awards show host and commercial pitch man, and he’s in the middle of a tour playing to capacity crowds in arenas all over the country. At 36, Hart has become the highest-paid comedian in the business, following in the footsteps of Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, and Chris Rock, who all successfully walked the line between actor and stand-up (and blew through racial barriers) on the way to stardom. Hart was hot enough to squeeze $90 million out of Get Hard, a hokey comedy with Will Ferrell that turned out to be one of the worst reviewed movies of the year. How much bigger can he get, in spite of his oft-discussed short stature? It’s only fitting that his tour is titled “What Now.” Kevin Hart performs at 7 p.m. at Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. $59.50–$150. (202) 628-3200. verizoncenter.monumentalnetwork.com.