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Published on August 21st, 2018 | by Jerry Doby


Kevin Hart Returns for Season 2 of Breakout Sports Interview Series, ‘Cold As Balls’

Two-Time NBA Champion Lamar Odom Kicks Off the New Season Today, Exclusively on Hart and Lionsgate’s Laugh Out Loud Network.

Lamar Odom and Kevin Hart 2 (Photo: Laugh Out Loud Network)

Lamar Odom and Kevin Hart 2 (Photo: Laugh Out Loud Network)

Cold As Balls” is back and ready to go deeper than ever with a brand new all-star roster of guests set to take the plunge.  After taking the internet by storm in season one, the world’s top comedian Kevin Hart returns to the ice bath for another round of in-depth, hilarious interviews. This season, Hart welcomes six of the most headline-making figures in sports to the show: Lamar Odom, Odell Beckham Jr., Johnny Manziel, Skip Bayless, Isaiah Thomas and Metta World Peace.  

Launched in February 2018, season one quickly became the most watched series on the Laugh Out Loud network and an instant breakout success across the internet, earning over 10 million views with its debut episode and over 80 million views across the entire six-episode season.

Lamar Odom (Photo: Laugh Out Loud Network)

Lamar Odom (Photo: Laugh Out Loud Network)

Check out the Season 2 premiere episode with Lamar Odom presented by Old Spice & Mountain Dew:


“I’m looking forward to jumping back in the ice bath to go head-to-head with a whole new set of incredible sports figures this season,” said Kevin Hart.  “It was amazing to see the overwhelming response and massive viewership from the first season. This season is sure to be another game changer with bigger laughs and colder questions.”

“After the tremendous success of the first season, we are so excited to return with season 2 for the millions of fans of this show only bigger, funnier and crazier.  Kevin’s unique ability to get the realest conversations with the biggest stars in the world allows for this show to be unlike any other,” said Executive Producer Michael D. Ratner.

Old Spice returns to the series for a second year as presenting sponsor of Cold As Balls. Mountain Dew Kickstart also joins the series as sponsor alongside returning partner, providing bonus preview content before each episode.

New episodes hosted by Kevin Hart premiere every Tuesday on the Laugh Out Loud Youtube channel, Laugh Out Loud app and

OBB’s President and CEO, Michael D. Ratner and Sean Thomas Spencer created the series with Ratner serving as Executive Producer alongside Hart, Laugh Out Loud President Jeff Clanagan, Dave Becky, and OBB’s Scott Ratner, Eric D. Cohen and Kfir Goldberg.


Laugh Out Loud is a comedy brand and multi-platform network founded by the world’s top comedian Kevin Hart, in partnership with Lionsgate. Through his network, Hart delivers his vision for the future of comedy: social, mobile, multicultural and seriously funny. From stand-up legends to globally-recognized digital influencers, Hart and LOL curate comedy’s boldest voices to produce original scripted and unscripted series, stand-up specials, live broadcasts and special events.  Hart brings the groundbreaking social-first strategy that earned him 100 million+ followers to Laugh Out Loud, with one core mission: keep the world laughing. Dope Comedy. Delivered Daily. Always On. Always Loud. Directly from Kevin Hart and his hand-picked crew of comedic rockstars.


Founded in 2014 by Michael D. Ratner, OBB Pictures is a multimedia production company specializing in millennial-driven content in film, television and digital media. OBB’s portfolio of work spans across comedy, drama, horror, sports, documentary, and music. Ratner, alongside co-founder, Scott Ratner and a team of talented storytellers, create projects for partners such as Netflix, AMC, ESPN, VICE, Lionsgate & Kevin Hart’s LOL, and EPIX, as well as for brands such as Old Spice, Mountain Dew, Michelin, Lexus, and LG. OBB Pictures has earned seven New York Emmy awards for its work and has showcased their content on some of the world’s most prestigious stages, including the Sundance Film Festival, South by Southwest Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival. Since 2016 OBB Pictures has hosted its own pilot season, dedicated to providing untapped filmmakers with the opportunity and means to bring their vision to life. OBB Pictures is headquartered in West Hollywood, California.

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