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Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart to Star in Buddy Comedy 'Central Intelligence'

Kevin Hart and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson are teaming up for a buddy comedy. Variety reports that both stars have signed on for New Line's upcoming comedy Central Intelligence directed by We're the Millers' Rawson Thurber, which centers on Hart as a "former high school sports star turned accountant" who is contacted by his once-bullied former classmate (Johnson): "The 'loser' that the accountant remembers is now a CIA contract killer who ropes him into helping foil a plot to sell classified military secrets." Mindy Project writers Ike Barinholtz and Dave Stassen wrote the original script, and We're the Millers writers Sean Anders and John Morris are onboard for [...]

Six Comics Aziz Ansari Is Joining as Madison Square Garden-Worthy

Yesterday, The Wrap confirmed earlier reports that standup Aziz Ansari is set to headline at New York's Madison Square Garden as part of his new tour Modern Romance, which also includes stops in Dallas, Houston, D.C., Philadelphia, and Las Vegas, not to mention a book slated for a September 2015 release. "There is something very insane and amazing about starting standup in New York City at the lowest rung — open-mic spots — and then many years later going to the other utmost, utmost extreme of playing Madison Square Garden," Ansari told Billboard last month. "I felt a sense of that when I did Carnegie Hall, [...]

'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.

Jon Hamm, Key & Peele, Sarah Silverman, and More in Talks to Join Zach Galifianakis in Linklater's 'Incredible Mr. Limpet' Remake

Almost six months after Richard Linklater officially signed on to direct the Incredible Mr. Limpet remake, The Wrap reports that a bunch of comedy stars are currently in talks to join the cast alongside Zach Galifianakis, who is expected to play the titular role. Jon Hamm, Danny McBride, Sarah Silverman, Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Keegan-Michael Key, and Jordan Peele are all reportedly being considered for roles, with Hamm as the human villain, McBride and Silverman in live-action roles, and Hart, Key, and Peele voicing animated sea creatures. The Wrap notes that production on the Limpet remake could begin as early as the fall, though live-action scenes will [...]

Seth Rogen Wants to Make a 'Neighbors' Sequel Happen

With the box office success of Seth Rogen's newest movie Neighbors, the comedy film star said at a Warner Bros. panel over the weekend that he's currently "having a lot of discussions" to make a sequel with his producing partners Evan Goldberg and James Weaver. Rogen also emphasized that the trio will continue to specialize in "low budget R-rated comedies" following Rogen's decision to cut Neighbors' budget in half to $18 million to ward off studio exec interference: "At least we didn't make a movie we hate and had to work on for a year and a half." At the panel, Rogen also confirmed that he's currently [...]

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?

Jimmy Fallon Makes Kevin Hart Face His Fear of Roller Coasters

As part of his week of shows in Orlando, Jimmy Fallon forced Kevin Hart to conquer his fear of roller coasters by riding the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit at Universal Studios even though Hart didn't meet the height requirement.

Kevin Hart Is Launching His Own Funny Or Die

GQ has a new, lengthy profile of comedian Kevin Hart out today, and the piece details Hart's plans to launch a website in the vein of Funny Or Die. The hypothetical website will feature comedy videos but also games, apps, music, and a place to buy concert tickets.

Here's an excerpt from the piece:

Confidently, Hart forecasts the future, saying it won’t be long before his company will "have the same capability of the Netflixes and the Hulus." His website, which he has dubbed ThatShit.com until he can decide on a name, will help his fans cut through the clutter of an Internet that provides too much [...]

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 [...]