“I just have one question. Do you still love me baby?” That is the single phrase that caused Steve Harvey to have a breakdown on his popular daytime television show. While that phrase might sound innocent enough, apparently to the ‘Think Like A Man’ author it has more meaning than meets the ear. Harvey’s breakdown wasn’t the type to require hospitalization or medication. It was, however, an emotional reminder of where he’s come from.
On the birthday celebration episode of the ‘Steve Harvey Show’, a caller phoned in to ask the comedian “I just have one question. Do you still love me baby?” That caller was Rich Liss, a furniture store owner from Cleveland, Ohio. During the segment, Harvey explained why Liss calling in was so significant.
“I was 26 years old, struggling. I didn’t have nothing and these people owned a furniture store in Cleveland. They took me in and gave me a contract with my little carpet cleaning company. When I became a comedian at 27, I didn’t have money to travel. They gave me an account at their travel agency and I ran up a bill that was $11,000 just traveling and try to make it. Those people right there, they helped me out!”
The production staff did some investigation to undercover the whereabouts of Mr. Liss. Steve Harvey claimed that he’d been looking for him for years, and his production staff finding him was complete surprise.
The funny-man has certain come a long way even from the ‘Kings of Comedy’ Days.
Currently, he is the host of ‘Family Feud’ and anchors his own radio show. In addition to his daytime talk show, Harvey has hosted a variety of awards ceremonies. For his latest venture, Steve will host the 2013 NAACP Image Awards to air on Feb. 1 on NBC. The comedian promises “great things in store for the night.”