Kevin Hart What Now

Universal Pictures will be all about Kevin Hart in 2016. The studio kicks off the Year of Hart with Ride Along 2 this weekend, keeps it rolling with The Secret Life of Pets this summer, and will finish this fall with his new standup special, Kevin Hart: What Now?. We’ve already seen trailers for the first two, and today it’s What Now?‘s turn to get the spotlight. Watch the Kevin Hart What Now teaser trailer after the jump. 

In Universal Pictures’ Kevin Hart: What Now?, comedic rock-star Kevin Hart follows up his 2013 hit stand-up concert movie Let Me Explain, which grossed $32 million domestically and became the third-highest live stand-up comedy movie of all time. Hart takes center stage in this groundbreaking, record-setting, sold-out performance of “What Now?”—filmed outdoors in front of 50,000 people at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field—marking the first time a comedian has ever performed to an at-capacity football stadium.

The Kevin Hart: What Now? trailer is pretty skimpy with the jokes, but it works just fine as an early teaser. You probably have some idea by now of whether or not you like Hart’s comedy, and if you do, this is just a helpful reminder that he’s got a standup special coming out later this year. If you don’t, there will be plenty more chances over the next several months for Universal to convince you that, no, actually, you totally do.

And regardless, it’s pretty damn impressive that Hart was able to fill up a 50,000-seat football stadium for his show. Less energetic comedians might be dwarfed by such a large venue, but Hart, for all his gags about his diminutive stature, is known for his larger-than-life stage presence. “Hart’s true accomplishment is not that he can fill a stadium with people, but that his presence can,” Philly.com remarked in their writeup of the event. “Here’s a guy who has made his entire career on being small, but he feels entirely comfortable on a stage that is so big.”

Kevin Hart: What Now? arrives in theaters October 14. Before we get there, you can get your fill of Hart with Ride Along 2, out January 15; The Secret Life of Pets, out July 8; and Central Intelligence, out from Warner Bros. on June 17.

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