Kevin Hart is used to entertaining enormous audiences, including his nearly 5 million Twitter followers. But when Hart brings his Let Me Explain tour to the United Center on September 29, fresh off hosting the MTV Video Music Awards on September 6, he’ll be one of just three comedians (along with Dane Cook and Eddie Izzard) to have performed in that 20,000-plus-seat venue in the past five years.
Not many 5'5" guys get to play the United Center.
Oh, it’s beyond awesome. Chicago has supported me hands-down like no other since I’ve been coming to that city. I’m pumped.
What can we expect from Let Me Explain?
It’s me opening up and simply accepting the new era, the new parts of my life, and talking about my trials and tribulations. From my divorce being finalized to being a single dad to moving on to a new home. I basically bare it all.
Now you’re playing arenas, landing movie and television deals. What’s the hardest part of your day-to-day job?
To me, there is no hard part. Despite my success, I don’t think about what I’ve accomplished—I think about what I want to do. I’m a low-key person; I consider myself to be humble. The reason why is because I’m thankful for my opportunities, and at the same time I understand that the minute you take for granted what you have is the minute it’s going to fuck you. And I just refuse to put myself in that situation.
You’ve made cameos in some music videos, specifically ones about ass-shaking (Three 6 Mafia’s “Lolli Lolli (Pop that Body)” and T-Pain’s “Booty Wurk”). Any desire to release an album?
[Laughs] No! It’s all just fun.
Kevin Hart performs at the United Center September 29 at 8pm. $55.50–$125.