The star took to his Instagram Tuesday evening and confirmed that he’ll be hosting the 2019 Academy Awards.
“For years I have been asked if I would ever Host the Oscars and my answer was always the same…I said that it would be the opprtunity of a lifetime for me as a comedian that it will happen when it’s suppose. I am so happy to say that the day has finally come fro me to host the Oscars. I am blown away simply because…”
The show is set to air on ABC on Feb. 24. Jimmy Kimmel hosted the show for the past two years, but previously said he will not be returning for a third year.
Hart starred in the film “Night School” alongside Tiffany Haddish, which opened at number one at the box office when it debuted and marked the biggest comedy opening weekend of 2018.
In addition to numerous television and film projects he and his company, HartBeat Productions, currently have in development, Hart also currently has a first-look film deal with Universal Studios. Other projects include “The Next Level” and “Hart of the City” on Comedy Central, and shows like “Cold as Balls” and “What the Fit” on the LOL Network, Hart’s streaming comedy platform that features his own content and that of other comedians.