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Kevin Hart to bring comedy tour to the UAE

The What Now? Tour will be at Abu Dhabi du Arena on April 1

Kevin Hart to bring comedy tour to the UAE
Kevin Hart (Getty Images)

Stand-up star and Hollywood A-lister Kevin Hart will bring his 'What Now?' tour to Abu Dhabi in April, organisers have announced.

Showered with five-star ratings on Trip Advisor, the Philadelphia comic's latest show has taken him to all four corners of the globe, from Manchester to Melbourne, Cape Town to Oslo.

Arguably the biggest comedian on the circuit right now, Hart's profile as an actor as well as a stand-up has seen him elevated from bit-part roles in small screen comedies, to the leads alongside the likes of Will Ferrell, Ice Cube and even David Beckham in an advert for H&M.

The pint-sized star - who named his first tour I'm A Grown Little Man - has a social media audience of more than 50 million, and continues to grow in stature thanks to smash hits like The Wedding Ringer, Ride Along 2 and Get Hard.

At the end of this multi-date tour, Hart will then host the 2016 MTV Awards later in April, before turning his attention back to the big screen.

Tickets for the show go on pre-sale to du customers on Monday March 7 at midday, while FLASH Entertainment members can get their hands on them 24 hours later. They go out to the rest of you on Wednersday afternoon, at ticketmaster.ae and all Virgin Megastores across the UAE, priced from AED395.

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Reviews for the show have included, from News Day in the US: 'The high-energy comic oozed charm, with most of his humour stemming from facial expressions, body movements and cartoonish vocal tones. He made fun of his "soft private school" kids as well as his "old school dad" who's known for distributing unwrapped loose candy from his pockets."

Before the announcement of the additional date in the UAE, Billboard projected What Now? would be the highest-grossing comedy tour of all time, clocking up more than $35 millon in ticket sales.

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