How Kevin Hart Went From 'Undeclared' to Unstoppable: A Timeline

From the Laff House to Madison Square Garden, the evolution of a stand-up superstar

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'Comedy Central Presents' (2004)

At 24 years old, Hart's first televised stand-up special came in the form of a Comedy Central Presents half-hour. His episode previewed the type of self-deprecating, family-obsessed comedy — jokes about his height, marriage, etc. — that fans would love for years to come. Also launching during that season: Mike Birbiglia, Tig Notaro and Demetri Martin.

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