Kevin Hart gets a History Channel special, 'The Black Man's Guide to History'

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In Universal Pictures� "Kevin Hart: What Now?," comedic rock-star KEVIN HART follows up his 2013 hit stand-up concert movie Let Me Explain, which grossed $32 million domestically and became the third-highest live stand-up comedy movie of all time. Hart takes center stage in this groundbreaking, record-setting, sold-out performance of �What Now?��filmed outdoors in front of 50,000 people at Philadelphia�s Lincoln Financial Field�marking the first time a comedian has ever performed to an at-capacity football stadium.

Philadelphia's Kevin Hart is headed to the History Channel.

Kevin Hart Presents: The Black Man's Guide to History, a two-hour special, will air on the network later this year.

"In addition to his acute observations on life, Kevin has a true appreciation of history," said Jana Bennett, president and general manager of the History Channel in making the announcement Friday during the Television Critics Association's winter meetings in Pasadena, Calif.

Here's how History describes the project:

The show begins as Hart finds his daughter upset after watching the film 12 Years A Slave believing that black history appears to only be about slavery and oppression. This prompts Hart to begin educating her through scripted re-enactments about fascinating historical figures that people may not have heard about before such as: Matthew Henson, the first person to go to the North Pole, but did not receive the credit; Robert Smalls, a former slave who led a revolt on a Confederate warship and pretended to be the captain to evade capture; Mae Jemison, the first black female astronaut and Henry 'Box' Brown, a slave who courageously mailed himself to a free state in a box.


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