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Chris Rock. Kevin Hart. Need I say more?
As if their fine wine-aged standups weren’t enough, the two small-in-stature, comedy bulldozers are on pace to make even more history with their upcoming tour, ‘Rock Hart: Only Headliners Allowed.’
Only in New York and New Jersey, the short but surely sweet tour will span five dates in different venues beginning July 21.
While Dave Chapelle has remained the most controversial comedian of the past few years, both Hart and Rock have maintained their Mount Rushmore positions alongside Dave. They’re ready to join forces and rip the stage down together.
Both far from an overnight success story, Kevin Hart wasn’t known by many audiences until his starring role in 2002’s Paper Soldiers, much like how Chris Rock’s 1991 “Pookie” role in New Jack City elevated him from mere comedian to full-fledged actor. Since their breakout roles, the two have only grown in fan support, peer respect, and career accolades.
We all could use a good laugh.
With Covid-19 ripping through communities over the past two years, many comedians told jokes to empty rooms, parking lot cars, and social media followers to keep their creative muscles strong. Many remember Dave Chapelle’s July 2020 8:26 special, which was far from comedic but powerfully poignant in response to George Floyd’s killing.
Kevin Hart released a stand-up special Zero F*cks Given, where he comfortably wore pajamas in his home in front of a small but crackling audience. And it’s been a whole four years since Chris Rock’s highly-acclaimed Tamborine special was released on Netflix.
With so much sadness, grief, and loss over the past two years, a good laugh would help us all out. Audiences in the NY/NJ area are in for a summer treat. General sale for “Rock Hart: Only Headliners Allowed” begins Friday, March 11th at 10 a.m. ET on Ticketmaster.com.