Kevin Hart has yet another gig, we hear. Sporty sources say that the comic and hoops superfan is set to get 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 front an alternate live broadcast of the “Monday Night Football” game, providing their own commentary.
They also bring in guests for the show, officially titled “Monday Night Football With Peyton and Eli,” and have had everyone from David Letterman and Jon Stewart to LeBron James and Phil Mickelson on the show, which is now in its third season.
Hart has also been a guest on the brothers’ show, which clearly sparked the imaginations of ESPN execs.
The Mannings’ show is made with Peyton’s media company, Omaha Productions.
It’s unclear if it will also be behind Hart’s version.
We hear Hart will also bring in guests to chat while watching games broadcast live and simultaneously with the “serious” broadcast on the main ESPN network.
Hart’s a regular in the NBA’s annual All-Star Celebrity Game.
He was named most valuable player every year from 2012 to 2015, and has been a hit doing real-time commentary while miked up during the action.
The new job is the latest in an almost comically long list of side hustles Hart runs — in addition to his already healthy stand-up, movie and TV careers.
Alongside his hugely profitable stand-up tours, he has a huge media company called LOL Productions, he’s 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’s written a string of books, including last year’s audio-only self-help book “Monsters and How To Tame Them.”
Reps for ESPN and Hart didn’t return our requests for comment.