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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Selection Reminder: Comedian Kevin Hart at Hard Rock Live!

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Photo by Jon Hill
  • Photo by Jon Hill

Wednesday-Thursday, Feb. 22-23Kevin Hart

various times

through Thursday, Feb. 23

Hard Rock Live

6050 Universal Blvd.

407-351-5483

$48-$73

For someone who mines so much material out of his short stature, comedian Kevin Hart had a larger-than-life year in 2011. When he released his stand-up special, Laugh at My Pain, as a feature film rather than, say, a Comedy Central special, his prospects looked grim. It’s been more than a decade since the last stand-up-based film, The Original Kings of Comedy, made even a dent in the box office, and only a few years since Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show flop seemingly put the final nail in the stand-up feature coffin. Yet Laugh at My Pain grossed $2 million in its limited opening weekend, grossing $20,000 per screen – about three times as much as that weekend’s No. 1 movie, Contagion. Made for only $750,000, Hart’s film went on to gross nearly $8 million through word-of-mouth alone, propelling him straight onto the comedy A-list. If you’ve ever wished you could’ve caught Chris Rock in his Bring the Pain-era top form, here’s your second chance. – Justin Strout

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