Philadelphia celebrates ‘Kevin Hart Day’ for native comedian

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia is welcoming back its favorite funnyman, Kevin Hart, for a birthday celebration and the unveiling of a giant mural of the comedian near his childhood home.

The festivities Thursday morning will include an official resolution dubbing July 6 “Kevin Hart Day” in the city.

The mural will be displayed on Max’s Steaks in north Philadelphia. Hart wrote on Instagram that he was “blown away” by the announcement.

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Hart has starred in five stand-up comedy specials and will next appear in an upcoming remake of the film Jumanji. He was recently named by Forbes as the highest-paid comedian, raking in nearly $90 million from June 2015 to June 2016.

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