During a Family Feud taping here in Atlanta, I had the pleasure of meeting the stand-up comedian that I’ve grown to love so much over the years. While we were on commercial break, he gave us the opportunity to ask him any questions and one audience member asked him about his next stand-up comedy show and that’s when I learned the “King of Comedy” was preparing for his final curtain call.
Steve Harvey has built his career making us all laugh with his stand-up comedy, but he is preparing to retire after 25 years. Steve’s final farewell will air live from Las Vegas on Pay-Per-View August 2nd at 11 p.m. EST as part of the 10th Ford Hoodie Awards.
“I’ve learned in life that oftentimes to the next level, you have [to] shed something. Usually, when you’re going to a much higher level, the thing that you shed is going to have to be something that you care very deeply about. The thing that I have to let go of at this point in my life is standup,” he told The Augusta Chronicle in March.
Steve is also preparing for the 10th annual Hoodie Awards which he’s very excited about.
“Celebrating this 10th anniversary is very special,” Steve said in a statement. “The Hoodie Awards is an awards show for everyday men and women, honoring them as the real stars of their neighborhoods for their beliefs, courage, and commitment pursing their dream and serving their fellow neighbors and youth. I look forward to hosting an unforgettable weekend and seeing who will take home the Hoodie Awards this year!”
I really hate to see Steve leave stand-up comedy, but like most things they must come to an end. At least I still get to get a dose of his humor listening to his morning show, watching Family Feud and with his upcoming talk show.