With a burgeoning television career and bigger paychecks coming in, it seems Steve Harvey doesn’t have any time to travel around the world making people laugh anymore.
After more than 27 years entertaining people on stage, the actor, comedian and, radio host has decided to end his stand-up comedy career.
On Thursday, Steve Harvey will conclude a cross-country farewell comedy tour with his final performance ever, which will be available on TV via Pay Per View and Video on Demand.
The entertainer’s final performance will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and kicks off this year’s Ford Hoodie Awards. Co-founded by Harvey, The Ford Hoodie Awards is a four-day annual show that honors local businesses, schools and religious and community leaders.
“The road to this final show has been an amazing journey, doing stand-up for the past 27 years, and I can’t thank fans enough after reflecting on all those years on stage,” Harvey said in a statement, promising that his final performance “will be bigger than any show I’ve done so far.”
Harvey is the current host for the Family Feud game show and is the voice of the radio program The Steve Harvey Morning Show.
The comedian is best known for touring alongside Bernie Mac and Cedric the Entertainer as one of the Kings of Comedy and broke into the mainstream with his 1996 sitcom The Steve Harvey Show, which aired on WB for six seasons.
Harvey also penned the bestseller “Think Like A Man, Act Like A Woman,” the book that inspired this years romantic comedy blockbuster ” Think Like A Man.”
Besides the Family Feud and his radio show, the comedian will be hosting a syndicated daytime TV talk show titled Steve Harvey, which debuts on September 4th.
source: Hollywood Reporter