With his daily talk show set to debut in the fall of 2012, Atlanta-based entertainer Steve Harvey recently told listeners he will suspend stand-up touring after his summer Hoodie Awards.
Harvey’s associate Terrance Mohammad confirmed that Harvey will be taking a break from stand up because of a lack of time. No word yet on where his talk show will be based though Harvey hopes it will be in Atlanta since this is his home.
Harvey is already a busy man. He is currently host of “Family Feud” and heads his own morning radio show, which airs on about 60 affiliates nationwide, including Majic 107.5/97.5 locally. He also has a new movie coming out March 9, 2012 based on his best-selling book, “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man.” The romantic comedy includes Gabrielle Union, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, Taraji P. Henson and Kevin Hart.
Currently, Harvey books about two stand-up dates a month, though in his earlier days, he’d do far more. His last Atlanta stop was the Gospel Comedy Tour with gospel artist Kirk Franklin in March, 2011 at Philips Arena. His upcoming tour dates on his website include stops in D.C., Augusta, GA., Richmond, VA., Dallas, Philadelphia, Chicago and Detroit.
On his radio show, Harvey denied rumors he’s ending his radio show because of the talk show, which is set to air locally on Fox 5 starting in September, 2012.
Naturally, if the talk show does not work out, Harvey can easily fall back on his established stand-up comedy for income.
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk