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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The Laff House (1998)

Hart has been cracking people up since he was a teenager, getting his start at Philly's Laff House and briefly using the stage name Lil Kev. While his stand-up has grown to be some of the most successful in the world, Hart had a rough start: He got booed off the Laff House stage multiple times.