Kevin Hart is set to star opposite Rob Corddry in Rob Thomas’ single-camera comedy pilot for Fox Little in Common. The WBTV-produced pilot is about 3 families united through their kids’ little league sports. It centers on the Wellers (Corddry, Paula Marshall) who move from San Jose, CA to Austin, TX, but find that their adjustment won’t be quite that easy, considering that their Latino neighbors, the Pachecos, have a radically different approach to child-rearing than they do, while their other new neighborhood acquaintances, the African American Burlesons, take sports very seriously. Hart will play Ty Burleson, a former Division 2 athlete and sports writer-turned-house husband who now satisfies his competitive urges by coaching youth baseball.
Kevin Hart, now on tour with his standup show Laugh at My Pain, just wrapped up a 2-day performance at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live that set a record with $1.1 million in ticket sales. No African American comedian since Eddie Murphy has surpassed 1 million dollars in two-day live show ticket sales. The Nokia shows, which Hart co-directed, were filmed for a theatrical release. The concert film, also titled Laugh at My Pain, is being produced by Codeblack Entertainment, Hart’s HartBeat Prods. and exec produced by 3 Arts’ Dave Becky. Vivendi/Universal is distributing. Hart, repped by 3 Arts, UTA and APA, has sold over 350,000 DVDs of his most recent special Seriously Funny.
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