Kevin Hart has joined an elite group of comedians – Bob Hope, George Burns, Eddie Izzard, Chris Rock, Andrew “Dice” Clay and Dane Cook – all of whom can say they’ve headlined Madison Square Garden. And with the theatrical release of Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, the whole world can witness the proof. Whether he can make box office history is another story. He faces the long-standing comedy concert champ Eddie Murphy, whose 1987 release Raw grossed over $50 million. But just the chance to sell out two headlined shows at MSG is an achievement in itself.
“I can’t even find the words to describe what I’m feeling right now,” Hart said in a press release. “I’m honored to join a group of comedians that will go down in history because of their performances at The Garden!!! God is good!”
Hart has traveled the globe with his stand-up show, a part of his career documented in the movie. Along with a mix of behind-the-scenes produced bits, Hart’s show consists of topics from relationship arguments, his divorce, dating, his kids, and even his fear of a dirty bum’s hands.
Smack in the middle of Summer, and releasing a day before the biggest hot weathered holiday on July 3rd, it’s a rare site to see a comedy concert movie taking on box office big boys like The Lone Ranger and Despicable Me 2, both of which hit theaters on the same day as Let Me Explain. It may be a gamble, but counter programming is never a bad thing.
Kevin Hart sat down with Gerrad Hall from The Seven Sees and broke down the ‘Seven Reasons Why’ his movie is the comedy to see this Summer.