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The Mike & Carla Morning Show

Comedian Kevin Hart will be at Resorts World  in Las Vegas, March 17 & 18. The rider for his standup tour demands a lot – and I mean a LOT!

It includes a very specific stool onstage.  It even gives a link where it can be purchased on Amazon and says,  “substitutions will not be accepted.” One stool is as good as the next, right? NO!  Not if you’re Kevin Hart!

He’s one of the biggest celebrities out there right now, and the rider for Kevin Hart’s Reality Check Tour sure says that, and means business! Kevin is VERY particular about where he sits, or puts his water, when he’s spouting – and shouting –  his particular brand of comedy for the masses.

The document very clearly states that the only acceptable stool is a Winsome brand, 29-inch-tall, square leg, flat top model. The Rider even provides an Amazon link in case the venue needs to buy one.  It says, quote, “The exact stool is important and substitutions will not be accepted.  Please notify immediately if there are any issues.”

He’s also very particular about what he eats (we all are, right?), what he drinks, his mouthwash, the TV in his dressing room, and the additional room for whomever tags along.

I’ve been doing comedy a long time. I’m NO Kevin Hart – but I don’t know how a comedian can even utilize, eat, or drink  all of the things included in his rider (which you can see below)!

I’ve been asked for many shows, what I might want  in my dressing room, or green room. Umm, well… water. Oh, and maybe ice? Oh, and some cheese and fruit – you know, if it’s that kind of fancy. Usually I DO get some water, ice – even soda. And my cheese and fruit, on occasion.

Take a look below. you might all wish you were Kevin Hart. And also makes me think that I might need a new agent!

Here’s a link to Kevin Hart’s Rider.

-Carla Rea

  • A "Star Dressing Room" and...

    Along with a Star Dressing Room With An En Suite Bathroom, Hart needs a separate “catering room” and a “private room.” All three rooms are to be outfitted with assorted furniture, “55”+” televisions, and “single glass door” refrigerators.

    Kevin Hart




  • Food, Drink - and LOTS of it

    As for the comedian’s food and beverage requirements, those are spelled out in five separate rider sectionsMr. Hart’s DrinksMr. Hart’s AlcoholMr. Hart’s Hot FoodMr. Hart’s Salad Bar, and Mr. Hart’s Other Food And Snacks.

    Kevin Hart

  • Sundry Items

    A separate section, titled “VERY IMPORTANT,” notes that promoters are to provide Hart with “Listerine mouth wash, floss sticks, a .25 ounce container of Vaseline lip therapy in the “Original flavor,” and four “Man scented candles” for the star’s dressing room and bathroom.”

    Kevin Hart

  • A Stool - but not just ANY stool

    When it comes to Hart’s onstage seating, the “ONLY ACCEPTABLE STOOL” is a Winsome brand “29” tall, square leg, flat top” model. Along with a photo of the required stool, the rider includes a link to order the item via Amazon. “The exact stool is important and substitutions will not be accepted,” the rider states. “Please notify immediately if there are any issues.”

    Kevin Hart


  • Lighting

    It’s not unusual to request certain lighting, but here’s Kevin Hart’s: “The tour’s lighting requirements include a pair of hazers that provide a translucent atmospheric effect onstage. “Haze is absolutely necessary for all Kevin Hart shows,” the rider declares, adding that promoters are required to handle all permitting and safety measures “for the required foggers/hazers.” While Hart’s opening acts do not appear before 7 PM, “We will start hazing at 1:00 PM, the rider notes.

    Kevin Hart

  • Security - and no security

    “Unless requested by tour personnel, “there shall not be any police officers” backstage or in other areas of a venueHowever, “Police escorts must be arranged in order to facilitate artist vehicles arrival to and departure from the venue.” The rider states that, “Under no circumstances are vehicles to be allowed to encounter any delays due to traffic.”

    Kevin Hart

  • NO Media!

    “Less welcome than law enforcement are members of the press. In all caps, the rider declares that, “MEDIA SHOULD NEVER BE ALLOWED ACCESS INSIDE THE VENUE! WE DON’T HONOR MEDIA REQUEST OR GIVE OUT MEDIA PASSES.” (this is specified in 9 pages)

    Kevin Hart

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