Kevin Hart has yet another gig, we hear. Sports sources say the comic book and hoops superfan is expected to have a show on ESPN2.
Hart’s show will be based on the network’s popular “ManningCast,” hosted by Eli and Peyton Manning.
The brothers and former NFL quarterbacks live stream the “Monday Night Football” game, providing their own commentary.
They’re also bringing guests for the show, officially titled “Monday Night Football With Peyton and Eli,” and have invited everyone from David Letterman and Jon Stewart to LeBron James and Phil Mickelson on the show, which is now in its third season.
Hart was also a guest on the brothers’ show, which clearly sparked the imagination of ESPN executives.
The Mannings’ show is produced with Peyton’s media company, Omaha Productions.
It’s unclear if this will also be behind Hart’s version.
We hear Hart will also invite guests to chat while watching the live broadcast games and simultaneously with the “serious” broadcast on the main ESPN network.
Hart is a regular at the NBA’s annual All-Star Celebrity Game.
He was named Most Valuable Player every year from 2012 to 2015 and found great success providing live commentary while taking the mic during the action.
This new job is the latest in an almost comically long list of side hustles that Hart runs — in addition to his already healthy careers in stand-up, film and television.
Alongside his hugely profitable stand-up tours, he owns a huge media company called LOL Productions, he has released music for Motown Records under the name Chocolate Droppa (including singles with Trey Songz, Migos and T.I.) , he owns a vegan health food chain. restaurant, Hart House, and he has written a series of books, including last year’s audio-only self-help book “Monsters and How to Tame Them.”
Representatives for ESPN and Hart did not respond to requests for comment.