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'Ride Along 2' Is Going to Be a Movie

It's only been a month since the Kevin Hart-Ice Cube action-comedy Ride Along came out, but the film is already getting a sequel. Universal has greenlit a sequel to the film, and Kevin Hart and Ice Cube are closing their deals to return, Deadline reports. There's no word on what the plot to Ride Along 2 entails, but it's expected to include more action and will be more multi-cultural "to expand the demos."

The first movie's director, Tim Story, is also returning to direct Ride Along 2, and the script is currently being finalized by Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay, who co-wrote the final draft of the original. [...]

11 Uniquely Brilliant Standup Specials of 2013

As with most years, 2013 saw an overwhelming amount of excellent standup, far too much to ever catalogue. But the greatest specials of the year were unique and inventive; many played with the very idea of a special itself, while others featured profoundly personal stories spun into brilliant standup. What they share is their distinctness — each of these comics has made a special that captures their own undeniable form of genius. Here are the most distinctive, memorable standup specials of 2013.

Watch Kevin Hart's New Animated Web Series

Here's the first episode of comedian Kevin Hart's new animated web series, Say It With Your Chest. Hart voices all the characters in addition to narrating the show, which follows the trials and tribulations of a young Kevin Hart.

Kevin Hart Is Playing Chris Rock's Agent in His New Movie

Chris Rock and Kevin Hart sure are working together a lot lately. Earlier this year, Hart performed alongside Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, and several other comedians at a much-talked-about gig at New York's Comedy Cellar, and Rock filmed a guest spot on Hart's semi-scripted BET comedy Real Husbands of Hollywood. Now, The Wrap is reporting that Kevin Hart will be cameoing in Finally Famous, a new movie written, directed by, and starring Chris Rock. Rosario Dawson, Sherri Shepherd, and J.B. Smoove also star. In the film, Rock plays a comedian/actor trying to become a dramatic actor who's being coaxed into having his wedding on TV by [...]

The Best of 'SNL' Season 38

It snuck up on us, didn't it? The end of SNL Season 38 brought along with it key staff changes, among them the upcoming departure of head writer Seth Meyers and the immediate departures of cast members Bill Hader, Fred Armisen, and (unofficially) Jason Sudeikis. Few people have shaped SNL over the past 8 years more than these men — Meyers with his leadership in the writers room and charm as Weekend Update host, and Hader, Armisen and Sudeikis as the cast's workhorses and loadbearing performers. Indeed, many pegged Season 38 as a "transitional year" in the wake of Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg leaving the show a year ago, [...]

Romany Malco to Star in Kevin Hart's ABC Pilot

Weeds and 40-Year-Old Virgin star Romany Malco has been cast in a high-profile new TV pilot. He'll be playing the lead role in an untitled ABC multi-camera comedy co-created and produced by Kevin Hart, TV Line reports. Loosely based on Hart's own life, the show will star Malco as a newly-divorced man trying to stay friends with his ex-wife for the sake of their kids. Hart co-created the show, which ABC bought in October, with Garrett Donovan and Neil Goldman, Dan Harmon's former Community co-showrunners. Hart is expected to play a recurring role if the pilot gets picked up. Malco and Hart starred together in the movie Think [...]

Kevin Hart Is Making a Basketball Comedy with LeBron James

Kevin Hart is set to write and star in Ballers, a comedy in which the diminutive standup will play LeBron James's brother – alongside LeBron. Hart will play "a man who lives in the shadow of his NBA superstar brother (James), but gets a chance to prove himself when he and some pals attend a weekend fantasy basketball camp in Miami."

At this point, LeBron's only acting experience has come in commercials and in ESPN specials, so it'll be interesting to see what he brings to a full-length movie. It's something he's wanted to do for a long time, since being the best basketball player on the planet [...]

'Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain' Has the Second Best Opening for a Standup Movie Ever

While summer is typically a season dominated by big-budget summer blockbusters, comedian Kevin Hart's standup concert film Let Me Explain became a surprise hit over the holiday weekend. The movie, which followed Hart's worldwide tour and sold-out Madison Square Garden performance, grossed $10.1 million over its opening weekend (or $17.5 million if you count Wednesday/Thursday numbers), despite only playing in 876 theaters. The impressive debut means Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain has the second-highest opening weekend for a standup movie, falling short of The Original Kings of Comedy's $11 million in 2000. So does this mean Kevin Hart is now the most popular standup comedian in the country?

Watch the Trailer for Kevin Hart's 'Let Me Explain'

Here's the new trailer for comedian Kevin Hart's upcoming standup movie Let Me Explain, which chronicles his 80-city 10-country tour that saw him sell out Madison Square Garden twice. Hart's last special, Laugh at My Pain, was one of the highest-grossing standup movies ever, so it's no surprise this one is being released at the box office during the ultra-competitive July 4th weekend. Like all great standup films, it features a deerbra (a deer/zebra hybrid).

Divorce Is Hilarious… Sometimes

Welcome to the latest installment of Tragedy Plus Time. Each segment will focus on a particular ‘life crisis’ — sometimes globally tragic, sometimes more of a personal affair — and we’ll explore how many of the comedians we know and love have dealt with it.

Comedians having been talking about the chaotic state of their marriages since the dawn of time, or at least since Henny Youngman got into the game. Marriage is an unavoidable topic for performers that want to use their personal lives in their material. And they know the audience doesn’t want to hear about how happy or in love they are — they want to [...]

Kevin Hart: "I'm Never Gonna Step Away from Standup"

"I'm never gonna step away from standup. I can't. That's what got me where I am and that's also my muse. That's how I stay level-headed. That's what keeps me going."

-Comedian Kevin Hart to Vulture about how he has no plans to stop doing standup despite having recently become a movie star.

Kevin Hart and Dan Harmon's Old 'Community' Co-Showrunners Sell a Sitcom to ABC

Popular standup and actor Kevin Hart has sold a comedy to ABC. Variety reports that ABC just bought a pilot for a multi-camera sitcom based on Hart's own standup material. Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan, who worked on Scrubs and served as Dan Harmon's co-showrunners on the first three seasons of Community, will write the script and executive produce. The show follows a divorced couple trying to become friends for the sake of their kids. Hart, who's busy as a movie star and with wildly-successful standup tours, will not be a regular on the show, but he's executive producing and is expected to play a recurring role if [...]

Kevin Hart and the Guy from the Coors Light Ads Star in the 'Ride Along' Trailer

Here's the trailer for Ride Along, a new movie in which Ice Cube plays the same character he plays in those commercials in which he has a rivalry with a can of beer. But this time, he's also a badass cop who takes Kevin Hart out on the streets to prove that he's worthy of marrying his sister. It doesn't come out until January 17th of next year, but that just gives you plenty of time to prep for it.

Kevin Hart and Josh Gad Are Making a Buddy Movie Together

Actors Kevin Hart (Think Like a Man) and Josh Gad (1600 Penn) are gearing up to star in a movie together, reports THR. The untitled film was written by Jeremy Garelick and Jay Lavender, who wrote The Break-Up together, and Lavender will be making his directorial debut. In the movie, Gad plays a groom who doesn't have a best man for his wedding so he hires a guy (Hart) who provides best man services for guys without best friends. You know, a regular job that people have.