Audience members who want to watch all of Kevin Hart’s performance Sunday night at the Brandt Centre are being told not to use their cell phones.
Shalyn Kivela, Evraz Place’s manager of digital media and corporate communications, said the comedian’s tour has a very strict no cell phone policy.
“If you’re caught using you’re phone, no warning will be given and you will be ejected from the show without a refund,” she said.
“Once you’re inside the Brandt Centre, your phones are to be put away and stayed away for the duration of the show.”
Kivela added audience members can’t talk, text, take pictures or video, or they’ll risk being kicked out.
She said it comes at the request of Hart himself as a way to protect his material, which is a common practice among comedians.
“If people were allowed to record their performances, they’d really have no material to tour with. They want you to hear it live and not on YouTube.”
Kivela noted there will be additional security at the Brandt Centre Sunday night, watching for cell phones in the crowd.
The show starts at 7 p.m.
— With files from the CJME Morning Show.