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. [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
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, [...]