New York Post | 09.09.16

Kevin Hart partners with Tommy John after social media posts

By Richard Morgan

Actor and comedian Kevin Hart has turned a “briefs” love affair into a business partnership.

The 37-year-old funnyman — who starred on social media three years ago dancing in his Tommy John underwear — on Thursday announced he has invested in the company.

“Instead of being a paid endorser, he paid us to become a partner,” Tommy John founder Tom Patterson told The Post.

After an employee spied Hart in his Tommy Johns on Instagram, he told Patterson — who quickly sent the actor and comic a few complimentary pairs.

Patterson, who heads the privately held company, didn’t give the exchange another thought — even after Hart appeared again and again in the briefs on social media — until the actor called in January.

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