On Friday (March 1), Kevin Hart announced via Instagram that he has become the first U.S. comedian to sell one million tickets in less than six months. His international “Irresponsible Tour” has sold out every single show to date, so he has added over 100 cities to accommodate.
Breaking such a record in such little time is mind-blowing, but coming from Hart, we aren’t surprised.
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All I can say is WOW. My fans are literally the dopest people on the planet. My goal was to make this tour my biggest and best tour to date and I will be damn if it's not happening. Making the world laugh is a priority….Let's gooooooooo people!!!!! I love y'all for this….. #irresponsibletour #comedicrockstarshit
The self-proclaimed “comedic rockstar” has been on the scene for over a decade now, but within the past few years, he has taken over Hollywood. With all due respect to fellow stand-up legends, Kevin Hart’s career in comedy is the best we’ve ever seen.
Including his current, Hart has been on six comedic tours, all of which were later released as albums. His last tour “What Now?” became the highest grossing comedy tour ever, when it sold more than 600,000 tickets and made $35 million in less than one month, per Hartbeat Productions.
Hart has starred in countless films over the years too, and even landed a few music deals. He may want to quit his day job for singing, but he definitely knows a thing or two about acting. He has starred alongside some of the biggest names in the industry in comedic films such as Scary Movie 3, Think Like a Man, Ride Along and Ride Along 2, About Last Night, Get Hard and Central Intelligence. One of his latest films, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, broke records when it became the second highest grossing film for Sony.
If you haven’t seen any of these movies, it’s highly suggested you use your next available free time wisely.
As if his resume isn’t impressive enough, Hart even dabbled a bit in producing, serving as co-creator of Real Husbands of Hollywood. Starring as himself, Hart spoofed Bravo’s The Real Housewives alongside Nelly, Nick Cannon, J.B. Smoove, and a few notable others.
When it comes down to it, we aren’t surprised Hart’s “Irresponsible Tour” is having so much success. He has comedic drive like no other, and a strong fan base to back him up. With six months left in the tour, we have a feeling he’s not done breaking records just yet.