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Hartbeat Weekend brings Usher and Dave Chappelle to the Cosmopolitan

All-star squad: Dave Chappelle, Usher and Kevin Hart take over at Cosmo.
Illustration: Matt Sayles, Jeff Ragazzo, Rebecca Cabage / Invision/AP and Kabik Photo Group

Comedy megastar Kevin Hart’s fourth-annual Hartbeat Weekend takeover of the Cosmopolitan September 1-3 might just be the biggest one yet. It starts Friday with a concert at the Chelsea from Usher, last seen in Las Vegas performing at Rehab at the Hard Rock Hotel and currently in the studio with longtime collaborator Jermaine Dupri working on new music. Hart hosts an official concert afterparty at Marquee Friday night before turning up to host a pool party at Tao Beach across the Strip at Venetian Saturday.

Then the jokes start coming. Hart and his comedy pals perform at the Chelsea Saturday night before he turns the mic over to the great Dave Chappelle for a Sunday night stand-up show. That’s two Vegas shows in just four months for Chappelle, who played Mandalay Bay Events Center in May.

Of course, Hart will sprinkle in appearances with French Montana at Marquee Saturday night and at Topgolf Las Vegas on Sunday, truly making the city his own. Is it possible to be a one-man Rat Pack?

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