• Joseph Bonner

The Funniest Man Alive 2022 - Kevin Hart

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Legend Magazine has officially named Kevin Hart the funniest man alive and that's no joke.

We've graded Kevin Hart in 4 key areas and stand behind out assessment that Kevin Hart is truly the funniest man alive.

Legend Magazine Rating System

  • 1 = Poor

  • 2 = Fair

  • 3 = Good

  • 4 = Very Good

  • 5 = Excellent

Likability: If you don't like Kevin Hart you are either a hater or just not from planet earth. That being said, Kevin Hart has a special way with making people from the greatest to the smallest feel special through his one of a kind ribbing that serves as a reminder to all of us to not take ourselves too seriously.

He scored a 5/5

Work Ethic: A lot of people put in handwork for their craft and comedians know how that all too well. Kevin is always pushing his brand in an strategic effort to reach new heights. He has never been afraid to try something new and his hard work is truly paying off.

He scored 5/5

Comedy: You cant judge a comedian without taking about this jokes. From content to timing, Kevin Hart's signature laugh and impeccable timing and storytelling abilities make him the undisputed funniest man alive.

He scored a 6/5. He's just that funny!

Humility: One of the things about Kevin is that he has never been too proud to apologize when he has unintentionally offended someone. As a man he owns it and never stops working hard to earn the love and trust of the international community.

Who is Kevin Hart?

"Kevin Darnell Hart[1] (born July 6, 1979)[2] is an American stand-up comedian and actor. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Hart began his career by winning several amateur comedy competitions at clubs throughout New England, culminating in his first real break in 2001 when he was cast by Judd Apatow for a recurring role on the TV series Undeclared. The series lasted only one season, but he soon landed other roles in films such as Paper Soldiers (2002), Scary Movie 3 (2003), Soul Plane (2004), In the Mix (2005), and Little Fockers (2010).

Hart's comedic reputation continued to grow with the release of his first stand-up album I'm a Grown Little Man (2008), and performances in the films Think Like a Man (2012), Grudge Match (2013), Ride Along (2014) and its sequel Ride Along 2 (2016), About Last Night (2014), Get Hard (2015), Central Intelligence (2016), The Secret Life of Pets (2016), Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017), Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017), Night School (2018), and Jumanji: The Next Level (2019).

He also released four more comedy albums, Seriously Funny in 2010, Laugh at My Pain in 2011, Let Me Explain in 2013, and What Now? in 2016. In 2015, Time Magazine named Hart one of the 100 most influential people in the world on the annual Time 100 list.[3] He starred as a fictionalized version of himself in the lead role of Real Husbands of Hollywood.[4]

In 2017, Hart launched the Laugh Out Loud Network, a subscription video streaming service in partnership with Lionsgate.[5]

Hart was born on July 6, 1979 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[2] He was raised in a single-parent household by his mother Nancy Hart,[2] who was a systems analyst for the Office of Student Registration and Financial Services at the University of Pennsylvania.[1] He has one older brother named Robert.[1] His father, Henry Witherspoon,[6] was a cocaine addict who was in and out of jail throughout most of Kevin's childhood, and Kevin used humor as a way to cope with his troubled family life.[2] He is a Christian.[7] After graduating from George Washington High School, Hart briefly attended the Community College of Philadelphia before dropping out and moving to New York City.[8][9][10] He then moved to Brockton, Massachusetts, and found work as a shoe salesman.[10] He began pursuing a career in stand-up comedy after performing at an amateur night at a club in Philadelphia.[11]

Hart's first gig was at The Laff House in Philadelphia under the name of Lil Kev, which did not go well.[12] His career suffered a slow start, as he was booed off stage several times, once even having a piece of chicken thrown at him.[13] After those initial unsuccessful shows, Hart began entering comedy competitions throughout Massachusetts and audience receptions of his performances eventually improved.[10]

It took time for Hart to develop a unique comedic style. After an early period of attempting to imitate comedians like Chris Tucker, he found his own rhythm by delving into his insecurities and life experiences. "Because of what I do, it has to be an open book," he has said. "But right now this is a book that is being written."[13]

Hart's comedy tours began in 2009 with his act titled I'm a Grown Little Man, followed by Seriously Funny in 2010, Laugh at My Pain in 2011, and Let Me Explain in 2013, the later two of which were also released as features in movie theaters.[12] Hart grossed over $15 million from "Laugh at My Pain", making it one of the year's top-selling comedy tours.[14] Hart also has a game available through iTunes called "Little Jumpman". His Facebook page, Twitter account, and YouTube channel are all connected to and accessible through this app.[15] Most overseas fans of Hart discovered him on YouTube, as well.[16]

On April 9, 2015, Hart embarked on a comedy world tour titled the What Now? Tour at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, which concluded on August 7, 2016, at the Columbus Civic Center in Columbus, Georgia. On July 16, 2015, Universal Pictures announced that Kevin Hart: What Now?, a stand-up comedy film featuring a performance of Kevin Hart's What Now? Tour, would be theatrically released in the United States on October 14, 2016.[17] The show was filmed live on August 30, 2015, in front of 53,000 people, at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field.[18][19]