Kevin Hart to test out new material at surprise Punch Line Philly gig

Kevin Hart has been back in town recently filming the upcoming film Untouchable with Bryan Cranston, but tonight he’ll be focusing on his first love: stand-up comedy.

Hart announced via Twitter this afternoon that he would be at Punch Line Philly tonight to “work on some new material” for a forthcoming comedy tour. The show is set to kick off at 10 p.m., and tickets, which run $35 before fees, are available now.

This, however, is not Hart’s first surprise comedy set since he came back to Philadelphia to work on Untouchable. The comedian previously performed an impromptu set at Warmdaddy’s in South Philadelphia last month, which he posted about on Instagram following the set:

Hart also performed a set at Helium Comedy club on Thursday at a gig headlined by Keith Robinson, as HughE Dillon of PhillyChitChat reports. Harts impromptu set that night reportedly lasted about 20 minutes.

Hart’s upcoming set will be some of his first new material since his prolific "What Now?" tour, which Billboard last year reported was the highest grossing comedy tour in history. That tour also spawned Kevin Hart: What Now? a live comedy film of the tour’s set filmed at Lincoln Financial Field.

Hart was previously spotted tooling around town with Untouchable co-star Cranston in a Ferrari as part of shooting for the film. As Dillon reports, most shoots for the film are currently taking place at Sun Center Studios in Aston.

Last week, City Council officially named July 6 “Kevin Hart Day” in Philadelphia. In response to the honor, Hart wrote on Instagram that “the summers will never be the same again.”