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Kevin Hart Connects With BET to Revive Comic View

With talk of Black Entertainment Television being sold by its parent company, Paramount, a piece of the past will be making its return!

Kevin Hart, along with his production company, Hartbeat will be bringing back one of BET’s most popular shows from the past. “Comic View” will be returning to the airwaves after a taping of the iconic series that took place this past weekend. The show hasn’t had regular shows on the air for nine years.

Hart, who recently celebrated his birthday in Las Vegas just hosted Hartbeat Weekend from July 6-9. The comedic entrepreneur just turned 44 and taped several shows in front of a live audience at Resorts World Las Vegas.

“Developing opportunities to spotlight emerging voices in comedy and connect audiences through laughter and joy has long been part of Hartbeat’s mission, making us uniquely positioned to curate and produce this series alongside BET and usher in an exciting new era for this beloved comedic institution,” said Jeff Clanagan, Hartbeat President & Chief Distribution Officer in a written statement. “We are also thrilled to have Kevin Hart and Mike Epps on board as executive producers to spearhead a new era for this iconic franchise.”

This iteration of “ComicView” will have Mike Epps as the host. This weekend’s list of performers included Tommy Davidson, Tacarra Williams, Tony T. Roberts, Bresha Webb, D.C. Young Fly, and Tip “T.I.” Harris.

Epps and Hart will serve as executive producers of “ComicView” with Jeff Clanagan from Hartbeat and Tiffany Williams and Angela Aguilera from BET.

“We’re excited to partner with Hartbeat to bring back our culturally iconic franchise ‘ComicView’ during Hartbeat Weekend,” said BET CEO and President Scott Mills. “Over 30 years ago, ‘ComicView’ set the footprint for stand-up specials and launched the careers of some of today’s mega-comedy stars. We can’t wait to see this new group of talented and rising comedians. We are so proud to work with this all-star production team, including Mike Epps and the impressive roster of talent that will bring you the best comedy you’ll see all year long.”

The episodes from this weekend’s taping will be aired at a later date.

Kevin Hart Connects With BET to Revive Comic View

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