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Comedian Kevin Hart gives ‘Reality Check’ to Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 9

Comedian Kevin Hart gives ‘Reality Check’ to Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 9
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From a press release:

Today, Emmy and Grammy-nominated comedian and actor Kevin Hart announced the addition of eight new shows to the second leg of his widely popular 2022 Reality Check Tour, including one at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township on Sunday, Oct. 9.

The added dates include the Santander Arena in Reading (Oct. 6) and the Bryce Jordan Center in State College (Oct. 27), joining previously announced Pennsylvania stops at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia (Oct. 7) and the Giant Center in Hershey (Oct. 8) during this coast-to-coast trek.

Tickets for the Mohegan Sun Arena (255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre), which start at $59.50, go on sale this Friday, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. online at and in person at the NBT Bank Box Office at the arena.

Fans will also have access to a special Live Nation pre-sale beginning Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. through Thursday, Sept. 15 at 11:59 p.m.

Hailed as one of the highest-earning stand-up comedians of 2019 by Forbes, Hart sold out the Arena in Los Angeles as part of Netflix Is a Joke: The Festival. Additionally, his previous global comedy tour sold out over 100 arenas around the world, and he sold over one million tickets worldwide during his Irresponsible Tour in 2018, which came to the Mohegan Sun Arena. He continued to break records with his hometown stand-up performance at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field during his What Now Tour, marking the first time a comedian sold out an NFL stadium in Philadelphia. This run also came to the Wilkes-Barre arena in late 2015.

The Reality Check Tour will be a phone-free experience. Use of phones will not be permitted in the performance space. Upon arrival at the venue, phones will be secured in individual Yondr pouches that will be opened at the end of the event. Guests maintain possession of their devices at all times and can access them throughout the event only in designated areas within the venue.

All devices will be resecured in Yondr pouches before returning to the performance space. All pouches and equipment are routinely sanitized. The Yondr staff is trained and required to follow safety guidelines and hygiene protocols to practice social distancing, minimal contact, and wear required personal protective equipment. Anyone seen using a device during the performance will be escorted out of the venue by security.

Kevin Hart was born and raised in Philadelphia, where he launched his career as a comedian during an amateur night at a local comedy club. Over the years, he has become a Hollywood box office powerhouse, opening 10 films at No. 1 at the box office with $4.23 billion revenue at the global box office.

The 43-year-old actor has also become a successful entrepreneur. He is chairman of Hartbeat, a global, multi-platform media company creating entertainment at the intersection of comedy and culture with a mission to keep the world laughing together. The next generation company unites HartBeat Productions’ best-in-class TV and film production capabilities with digital comedy series Laugh Out Loud’s expansive distribution network, along with its marketing, sales, experiential, branded content, digital, and social capabilities. He is also the founder of HartBeat Ventures. Together, these companies play an integral role in building Hart’s ecosystem for extraordinary growth and creativity.

He continues to develop, star, and produce feature films, television, and podcasts via HartBeat for his various partners, which include Netflix, Peacock, Sirius XM, and Audible. He can currently be seen starring in the HartBeat-produced dramatic limited series “True Story” for Netflix, which has been watched by over 60 million users worldwide.

In 2021, Hart starred and produced via HartBeat the feature film “Fatherhood.” The movie has been watched by more than 91 million accounts globally, making it one of the most successful original dramatic movies on Netflix. On the small screen, Hart starred in and produced Motor Trend’s “Kevin Hart’s Muscle Car Crew” and “Celebrity Game Face” for E! Additionally, he can be seen on two original programs on Peacock – his first-ever talk show “Hart to Heart” and the “Olympic Highlight” show, where he stars opposite Snoop Dog. Both shows have received critical acclaim and praise for both Hart and his digital network LOL.

He recently wrapped production on two films – Lionsgate’s science fiction action comedy “Borderlands,” where he stars opposite Cate Blanchett, along with Netflix’s “Me Time,” which pairs Hart and Mark Wahlberg for the first time. Later in 2022, Hart can be seen in Sony’s action comedy “The Man from Toronto,” starring alongside Woody Harrelson and Kaley Cuoco.

Hart is currently touring nationally with his eighth hour of stand-up material. In 2020, he released his seventh hour-long stand-up special, “Zero Fucks Given,” which quickly became Netflix’s biggest stand-up special of 2020 and earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album. He also starred in and produced “Die Hart,” the first production of its kind, created through Laugh Out Loud and executive produced through HartBeat Productions. In 2021, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series.

In 2019, Hart’s Emmy-nominated docu-series “Don’t Fuck This Up” was released on Netflix. The intimate six-part series follows Hart’s life over the previous year, giving viewers an inside look into the events that shaped his life.

His other recent box office credits include “Jumanji: The Next Level,” “The Secret Life of Pets 2,” and “The Upside.” In 2018, he co-wrote, produced, and starred in Universal’s “Night School,” all under Hartbeat Productions. In 2017, he starred in “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” his highest grossing movie to date. His previous credits include “Central Intelligence,” “The Secret Life of Pets,” and the “Ride Along” films.

Hart’s last global live stand-up comedy tour was The Irresponsible Tour, which was also released as an original Netflix stand-up special in April of 2019. Additionally, his 2017 stand-up tour What Now grossed over $100 million worldwide and culminated in a performance to a sold-out crowd at Philadelphia’s NFL stadium.

He is a New York Times best-selling author twice over. His new book, “Markus Makes a Movie,” debuted at No. 6 on the coveted list and remained on the list for three weeks. Hart’s memoir, “I Can’t Make This Up,” debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times Best Sellers List and remained on the Top 10 Nonfiction Hardcover Best Sellers List for 10 weeks straight. His first Audible original, “The Decision,” was nominated for an Audie Award for Best Original Audiobook in 2021.

In the audio space, Hart can be heard bi-weekly on his radio talk show “Straight from the Hart,” which airs on Sirius XM’s Laugh Out Loud Radio (Channel 96). In 2019, “Straight from The Hart” became available on Pandora and now ranks as the No. 1 podcast across all genres. He can also be heard on his weekly Sirius podcast “Comedy Gold Minds.”

Hart is a founding partner in two companies – the premium tequila brand Gran Coramino and plant-based quick serve restaurant Hart House. His brand partnerships include Fabletics Men, Chase J.P Morgan, Hydrow, Brüush, Tommy John, and Therabody.