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Kevin Hart brings his comedy to Webster Bank Arena

March 5, 2018 GMT

Kevin Hart is headed our way. The comedian will perform at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport on Saturday, March 17.

When you consider all of his accomplishments — he’s one of today’s top entertainers — it’s kind of funny to see he’s calling this “The Irresponsible Tour.” Clearly he knows how to be responsible and get things done.

Born in Philadelphia, Hart was working as a shoe salesman when he decided to do some amateur night comedy shows. Despite a rough start, he hit his groove and was soon able to kick that shoe gig to the curb.

Hart, 38, found steady work at such clubs as Caroline’s, The Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. These days his stand-up shows sell out such arenas as Madison Square Garden and Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

It was an appearance (his first) at the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival that led Hart into acting. He is known for roles in such feature films as “Central Intelligence” and “Ride Along,” among many others.

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A writer, too, Hart’s 2017 memoir, “I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons,” debuted on top of the New York Times Bestseller list. Also last year, he voiced a title character (George Beard, a fourth-grade prankster) in “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie,” and was in Sony’s reboot of “Jumanji,” with Dwayne Johnson and Jack Black.

Next up, Hart will star in his first dramatic role, alongside Bryan Cranston and Nicole Kidman, in “The Upside,” part of which was filmed in New York City. Expected to be released this year, it tells the story of a wealthy paraplegic and an unemployed man with a criminal record who is hired to help him.

Hart has another comedy coming out this year, as well, sometime in the fall. It’s a movie called “Night School,” which he co-wrote. “Night School” follows a group of misfits who are forced to attend adult education classes; the idea is that even though it’s a longshot, there’s a chance they can pass the GED exam.

Webster Bank Arena, 600 Main St., Bridgeport. Saturday, March 17, 7 p.m. $151, $110, $86. 800-745-3000